This is a continutation of my "Virtual Memory Assistant" post in the "Materials and Design" forum.
From my experience and my studies in psychology, it seems evident to me that a central theme in the human mind is other people. That is, while you may not remember the time, date, weather, or your mood when an event took place, you will undoubtedly remember the people you were with.
Thus, to create a virtual memory assistant, I have begun with people. Using the Python face_recognition library (https://github.com/ageitgey/face_recognition), I have begun developing the capabilites to store a database of human faces that can be recognized during use. I do not have access to public face datasets (something I'm sure will very soon become widely available), and becuase data laws state that I may not take profile pictures from social media. Therefore, I am implementing the ability for the EyeTap to learn who you know as it is used. This works by saving a still image of everyone you communicate with during the day. Later, the user tags all new images with the names of the friends and coworkers whom they were interacting with. Thereafter, the EyeTap will always recognize this individual immediatly. Everything I have described, I have already developed. It is not much, but I have not been working on this very long. I will upload to github and will post the repo for this project soon.
Once human beings are able to be recognized, the EyeTap now has a framework for memory classification. Imagine accessing a database of every single conversation you've ever had with a person? (looking into conversation transcription using Google API's). Imagine, at the end of each day, being presented with an automatically summarized description of the days events and important points in conversation. Imagine the EyeTap reminding you briefly of small facts and conversation tidbits your biological brain has forgotte, WHILST in conversation. This is truly a development that be an expansion of the human mind, exaclty as Raymond Kurzweil, and many others, describe as the future of human symbiosis with technology.