Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Proof May NOT Be Out There In The Updated Big Foot Film



The History Channel's latest 'The Proof is Out There' episode investigated the story of Bigfoot. More specifically the famous or infamous Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson video from 1967 that claimed to have captured the creature in northern California. The program "enhanced" the video using AI and came up with details it said made the film more compelling and possibly "real".

 The problem with this is the very use of AI to "enhance" the images may have actually altered the film to make it more believable. AI does not enhance a video or image as most people think. Instead, it adds or subtracts details depending on its training. So the detail of the muscle definition offered as evidence of genuineness may in fact be proof of the video's falseness. If the AI was trained on naked humans walking it would add the definition of musculature as a result. Likewise the "butt crack". As to the way the foot moved, if the AI was trained on apes and gorillas walking it would have interpreted that and added it to the details of its "enhancement".

The "evidence" that the fur moved naturally could also be the AI's interpretation of the way fur is supposed to move based on its training. Again AI does not bring out detail it adds it, subtracts it  or interprets it based on its algorithm and training.

The most compelling evidence of the untrustworthiness of this process is the inability of the AI to fill in details of the face. While this was blamed on graininess, it was more likely that the AI was never trained on people walking in a gorilla suit wearing a mask. If it was trained on hominid faces it could have tried and failed to interpret the face as belonging to one of them and removing detail to make it fit.

Just like in Oz we are drawn to the display of power in AI while paying no attention to the machine behind the curtain. The truth is we are no further along in proving whether the video is real or fake than we were before. But now we have a better version made by AI like it does with Deep Fakes.

Dr Tim Lynch
Psychsoftpc

Dr. Tim Lynch, President of Psychsoftpc, received his Ph.D. in Psychology of Computers and Intelligent Machines from Boston University.  Shortly thereafter, Omni Magazine named him the first Robopsychologist or Computer Psychologist.  He was then written up as a computer psychologist, or psychologist who studies how computer interaction effects personality and how to make computer interfaces more user friendly, in the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the London Sunday Times, Computer World, and many other publications. He was the first Psychologist to recognize and study tech addiction and the insulating effect of tech mediated communication like the social media we have today. As part of his Doctoral Dissertation on the Effects of Computer Use on Personality and Social Interaction Patterns, he created one of the first neural net based Artificial Intelligence Natural Language software programs which was subsequently the basis of programs used by NIH division of AIDS Research and the United Nations, among others. Dr Tim Lynch consulted on the look and feel of visual url link and image based web browsing leading to the development of the modern internet. Dr. Lynch was an editor for the first Journal of Psychology of Computers. He taught graduate level courses and has written numerous journal articles on Ethics in computer science, Psychology of computers and how interacting with computers and intelligent machines effects people. He consulted on technology in the classroom and helped develop the plan for the 21st Century Classroom for the US Department of Education and was a grants reader for DOE on technology implementation in the classroom. Dr Tim Lynch is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who and has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Psychology and High Performance Computing.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Work From Home Gaming Quality Computer from Psychsoftpc


Unless you have been living totally off the grid for the past few months you have heard of this thing called the Coronavirus or COVID-19. You probably have been effected by this. You may even know people who have contracted the illness or were hospitalized or even died from it. This situation doesn't appear to be changing for the better any time soon. In fact it is predicted that there may be a new surge of cases coming. That means we are stuck operating in this mode for a while. No indoor restaurant dining, home schooling, no concerts, no fans at sporting events and caution and safety concerns at work if folks still have a job.

Right now lots of folks working from home and may be doing so for quite some time to come. WFH is hard enough what with family distractions, wearing masks just to go out, home schooling the kids, toilet paper shortages, washing your hands constantly like someone with OCD, restaurants that only deliver and supermarkets that restrict your movements. But to have to work on some cheap home computer that can barely log on to the Internet to check email is just plain wrong. Folks need a high quality machine that can handle spread sheet calculations, video conferencing, image editing and the occasional game because people can't just work 24/7.

So we at Psychsoftpc are announcing the Psyborg Gaming Quality Work From Home PC or the Psyborg WFH. This is a budget friendly quality Windows 10 Pro (just because folks have to work from home doesn't mean they have to get stuck with the limited home version) midtower form factor computer (so it will fit nicely on that kitchen table or under it) with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 gig of gaming quality RAM, a generous 2 TB hard drive, a quality gaming motherboard and an NVidia Gaming video card to suit work from home needs. Add to that a quality Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse so they aren't chained to that kitchen table and a web cam with mic for video conferencing and the result is a work from home computer that can actually do work. And because folks are stressed out enough from the Coronavirus and all that is happening in the world today., Psychsoftpc is even including free shipping in the continental US. People can make WFH better with the right equipment and get their Psyborg WFH computer today!

https://www.psychsoftpc.com/work-from-home-gaming-quality-computer.htm

Dr Tim Lynch
Psychsoftpc
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Friday, June 19, 2020

Planning For the Future When The Future Is Uncertain: A Response to the Coronavirus Crisis

I wanted to address this given what is going on in the world with coronavirus and such. Folks on the news are fond of saying that we live in uncertain times. We have never faced a crisis like this and are dealing with social distancing, work from home, business closings, event postponements and cancellations and no sports. Our grand plans have been disrupted, put on hold or gone up in smoke and folks are left saying Now what? How do we plan for the future when our vision of the future has been taken from us.
 
The problem as I see it is that certainty of the future is an illusion. In fact it always has been. Most people don't act like it is especially tech folks. They tend to think that everything is predictable and you can actually plan for the future. So they live in this nonexistent future and get thrown for a loop when something unexpected happens. The key to planning for the future when the future is uncertain is to not plan for it. If you live in the here and now and be present then the future will take care of itself and when unexpected things happen you will just deal with them instead of wasting time freaking out because they were unexpected. So my advice is just live in the now and be zen just like that Jedi you admire.

"You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow and it can crash. Become water my friend."

Bruce Lee

When an old farmer's stallion wins a prize at a country show, his neighbor calls round to congratulate him, but the old farmer says, Who knows what is good and what is bad?
The next day some thieves come and steal his valuable animal. His neighbor comes to commiserate with him, but the old man replies, Who knows what is good and what is bad?


A few days later the spirited stallion escapes from the thieves and joins a herd of wild mares, leading them back to the farm. The neighbor calls to share the farmer's joy, but the farmer says, Who knows what is good and what is bad?


The following day, while trying to break in one of the mares, the farmer's son is thrown and fractures his leg. The neighbor calls to share the farmer's sorrow, but the old man's attitude remains the same as before.

The following week the army passes by, forcibly conscripting soldiers for the war, but they do not take the farmer's son because he cannot walk. The neighbor thinks to himself, Who knows what is good and what is bad? and realizes that the old farmer must be a Taoist sage.

The Tao Book and Card Pack by Timothy Freke 





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Dr Tim Lynch
Psychsoftpc


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Monday, May 11, 2020

Work For Psychsoftpc

Psychsoftpc needs Sales Help

Psychsoftpc is a high performance computer manufacturer & we need help with sales because like every other business sales are down right now because of COVID-19. Work remotely during the coronavirus. Because this is a consultative commission only sales position and there are stay at home restrictions in place you can work from home either on the phone or video conferencing.  If you or anyone you know are interested here is the job application page https://bit.ly/3bhQh0z

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Coronavirus and the New Normal

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live, work and play. Where once chocolate was the most sought after item in teh supermarket today it's toilet paper. Businesses have closed, restaurants are not serving food, there are no sports and people are being told to stay home.
r Most companies are now having employees work from home and connect remotely. But most folks have a low end computer at home that is insufficient to handle the work tasks people need to do. NASA employees are using old style 3D glasses to drve the Mars Rover because their computers aren't powerful enough to run the 3D imaging equipment. So doing work with substandard equipment is now the new normal.


Here at Psychsoftpc we say Why be normal? We are still making the high performance computers you need to get the job done and we are making them right here in the USA. We are still shipping these machines to homes and businesses throughout the country too. So why put up with substandard gear when you cna work, play and game on a quality machine? You owe it to yourself to have the best equipment possible.

So visit Psychsoftpc with this link https://bit.ly/3acz20m and get more info on our awesome computers delivered right to your home office. Because this is the new normal and I'm afraid it is going to last for some time.

Dr Tim Lynch
Psychsoftpc
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Monday, March 30, 2020

You still there? This Coroanvirus thing makes me wonder

I know your world is probably on fire right now and you're overwhelmed with everything going on.

Unlike Amazon and those other big online folks, we at Psychsoftpc are not delaying shipments 3 to 5 weeks or more due to the #Coronavirus pandemic. We don't cater to the masses and don't have to prioritize shipping toilet paper over PCs. 

We know how to operate under these conditions. We started out working for NIH during the heart of the AIDS crisis after all. The result of our efforts was the largest AIDS research study ever conducted. So if you need computers for your employees to work from home, need to set up a video conferencing system, need professional workstations to keep your business running, need a Virtual Reality system or whatever we are here for you.

And if you are looking for advice or merely want to commiserate, I'm here for you. Not looking to hard sell you anything. I'm happy to simply help.

The important thing is that Psychsoftpc is up and running and will remain so throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and we have the ability to throw you a life line if you are in need of one. Let me know how I can be of service.

Take care,
Dr Tim Lynch

Psychsoftpc
617-471-8733


PS #SmallBusinessRelief We are a small business and like everybody else we are hurting. If you want to help please look at our GoFundMe page https://bit.ly/2WPmrgj or better yet buy a machine. In any case please spread the word about us, our excellent computers and our GoFundMe page

Thanks

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Conferencing System from Psychsoftpc


Psychsoftpc of Quincy, MA, in response to the current Coronavirus health crisis, has addressed the issue with a first to market solution, the Coronavirus Conferencing System. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been called the greatest health crisis of the 21st century. It has recently been declared a pandemic. It has wreaked havoc on events, sports,
businesses, travel and government agencies. It has caused the cancellation of such diverse events as the Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Music festivals, Soccer Matches, the E3 Technology show and more. The NBA has suspended the basketball season and may not play games again this year. The NCAA has cancelled March Madness tournament games and all remaining winter and spring sports events. All major sports leagues including the NHL, NBA, MLS and MLB have put seasons on hold. State and city governments are declaring states of emergency. The Boston Marathon has been postponed for the first time in 130 years.

Psychsoftpc understands that businesses need to be proactive in
addressing this threat. Employees are a business's key asset. Protecting them from the Coronavirus COVID-19 is of paramount
importance to the survival of the business. Businesses that are slow to respond face an uncertain future, loss of revenue and possible failure. If they want their business to survive, they need to address this issue now.

With the growing COVID-19 virus crisis companies must respond to entirely new ways of working, collaborating and running a company in light of moving people to home offices,
quarantines, etc. Psychsoftpc is the first to come out with a
suitable solution, the COVID-19 Coronavirus Conferencing System. This solution allows companies to hold sales, shareholder, staff, training and other meetings remotely, keeping employees safe from the spread of this virus. With the advent of remote workers, the prospects of quarantines and government restrictions on the number of people congregating, Psychsoftpc again steps up to offer real world technology to address an issue.

Psychsoftpc can be found here: www.psychsoftpc.com

Dr Tim Lynch
Psychsoftpc
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