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Keiich Matsuda | Artist concepts of the future of augmented reality

June 12, 2015

Image from the concept film Augmented City 3D. -- credit | Keiichi Matsuda

Keiichi Matsuda | Augmented City 3D — an artist’s concept of embedded, real time augmented reality.

The architecture of the contemporary city is no longer simply about the physical space of buildings and landscape, more and more it is about the synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organize.

An immersive interface may become as much part of the world we inhabit as… read more

The Daily Conversation | Future of driverless cars

May 18, 2015

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The Daily Conversation | The future of driverless cars. Autonomous vehicles have made significant progress in the last decade. This report looks at the history of self driving vehicles, and where the industry is heading.

An autonomous car — also called a driverless car, self driving car, robotic car — is an automated vehicle capable of sensing its environment and driving without human input, or with limited human interaction.… read more

PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans

May 12, 2015

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PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans.

This version of Atari’s “Space Invaders” isn’t being played by a person, but a system of computer algorithms that is learning how to play it just by looking at the pixels on the screen.

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Cambridge University & Toshiba | Zoe the emotional avatar of the future

April 13, 2015

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Cambridge University & Toshiba | Meet Zoe, a digital talking head that can express human emotions on demand with unprecedented realism and could herald a new era of human computer interaction.

A virtual talking head that can express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, or to replace texting with face messaging, has been developed by researchers. The lifelike face can… read more

Air Shepherd | Artificial intelligence drones are weapon against poachers

April 1, 2015

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Air Shepherd | Join us to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos. 40,000 elephants were killed by poachers last year. Drones and supercomputers can stop it.

With 40% of the goal already raised, the campaign runs until April 11th, 2015 so there is still time to support this humane initiative. Visit the Indiegogo campaign to contibute to the project.

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Sony Pictures | Chappie new Hugh Jackman science fiction film

January 14, 2015

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Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone… read more

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Voxel8: The World’s First 3D Electronics Printer

January 7, 2015

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Voxel8 has created the world’s first 3D electronics printer from the ground-up. Novel conductive materials and 3D printing technology from the Lewis Research Group at Harvard University. New software crafted for the Voxel8 printer called Project Wire by Autodesk.

The Voxel8 printer truly allows you to combine electronics with novel mechanical forms. Visit voxel8.co for more information. What would you print?

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film | Ex Machina

January 1, 2015

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DNA Films | Alex Garland, acclaimed writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina.

Caleb Smith, played by Domhnall Gleeson, a programmer at… read more

HP | The Machine: the Future of Computing

December 10, 2014

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The world is facing a data explosion. Soon, we’re going to hit a technology inflection point where we can’t effectively store, process, and secure all the information coming at us.

By 2020, 30 billion connected devices will generate unprecedented amounts of data. The infrastructure required to collect, process, store, and analyze this data requires transformational changes in the foundations of computing. Bottom line: current systems can’t handle where we… read more

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Deep Learning RNNaissance with Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD

December 10, 2014

Deep Learning RNN

Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD | Machine learning and pattern recognition are currently being revolutionised by “deep learning” (DL) Neural Networks (NNs). This is of commercial interest (for example, Google spent over 400m on start-up Deep Mind,co-founded by our student). I summarise work on DL since the 1960s, and our own work since 1991. Our recurrent NNs (RNNs) were the first to win official international competitions in pattern recognition and machine learning;… read more

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** films ** Roco Films | Life 2.0 virtual world, new reality

November 20, 2014

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Life 2.0 | This feature length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world — reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.

Roco Films | Every day, across all corners of the globe, millions of users log onto Second Life, a virtual… read more

** comedy ** Old Spice | 4th and Touchdown

October 27, 2014

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Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles, AJ Green, Earl Thomas, and robot walked into a talk show. It’s called 4th and Touchdown.

Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Jamaal Charles: Watching this video of a robot interviewing a running back interview will not only turn you into the smartest running back robot… read more

** comedy ** Old Spice | Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes

October 27, 2014

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Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Stairs: Wash away embarrassing computer chip odors from your shameful plastic and metal body with Old Spice body wash and deodorant.

Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Hot Tub: I’m not a real human man, but you’d… read more

Paragon Space Development | Google’s Alan Eustace breaks world record for near space jump

October 24, 2014

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Arizona Daily Star | Alan Eustace, PhD, a Senior Vice President at Google, breaks the world record for high altitude jumps on October 24, 2014.

Eustace made history with a near space dive from a high altitude balloon at approximately 135,000 feet. Eustace broke several records, including national record for highest exit altitude; world and national record for free fall under a drogue chute; national record for vertical… read more

Wired | Ray Kurzweil & Steve Aoki talk technology, the future & humanity: Neon Future sessions

October 12, 2014

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Wired | Steve Aoki talks with famed futurist Ray Kurzweil about how technology will shape our future, in terms of creativity, consciousness, and the coming singularity.

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Steve Aoki | Extended edit. Steve Aoki talks with famed futurist Ray Kurzweil about how technology will shape our future, in terms of creativity, consciousness, and the coming singularity. Check… read more

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