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IBM: The face and voice of Watson

February 13, 2011

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IBM | Preparing Watson for the Jeopardy! stage posed a unique challenge to the team: how to represent a system of 90 servers and hundreds of custom algorithms for the viewing public.The result? A dynamic visual avatar based on the smarter planet icon. A speaking voice that clearly pronounces a vast vocabulary. And an answer panel that reveals the system’s top responses and confidence levels. Watch the video to

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Video Source: IBM

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Jeopardy! website for "The IBM Challenge"

PARC | Power of 10 series — ‘Innovation: chasms and velocities’ with renowned innovation expert Geoffrey Moore

March 12, 2012

PARC Power of 10 series

PARC | This PARC Forum invited expert talk is part of a special series with 10 speakers on 10 aspects of innovation… because we’re celebrating the “Power of 10″ years of practicing open innovation (since being incorporated as an independent subsidiary in 2002).

Click here to watch the video on PARC’s website and learn more.

Presenter Geoffrey Moore has made understanding and exploiting disruptive… read more

“New York Nearest Subway” augmented reality iPhone 3GS app by acrossair

January 25, 2010

“acrossair brings you ‘Nearest Tube’, one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. The app tells New Yorkers where their nearest subway station is via their iPhones video function. When you load the app, holding it flat, all lines of the New York subway are displayed in colored arrows. By tilting the phone upwards, you will see the nearest stations: what direction they are… read more

Video Source: acrossair

Stacks on the Surface

March 19, 2010

SURFACE STACKS R&D TEAM | Stacks on the Surface: Resolving Physical Order Using Fiducial Markers With Structured Transparency

Considerable work has explored tangible interactions on surface-based computing. Often, this entails the direct placement of physical objects – either abstract or iconic – onto interactive surfaces. Although static themselves, their physicality offers an accurate and intuitive means for instantiating, manipulating, or otherwise acting on dynamic elements within the interface.… read more

Video Source: Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute & Microsoft

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Chris Harrison's website & Surface Stacks project details
Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Groundbreaking cell discovery in Romania

September 9, 2010

Scientists in Romania have discovered a new type of cell, called telocites, that could help stem cells regenerate and repair the human body.

Video Source: euronews

IBM | AI program ‘Watson’ competes in a practice round on the TV game show Jeopardy!

January 14, 2011

Scroll down to see a series of videos showcasing Watson’s skill, and some background from IBM on the AI’s capabilities and impact. View more videos on the official “IBM Challenge” website.

IBM-produced video on Watson

Some background on IBM’s Watson

Video Source: IBM, Sony Pictures

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Watson on Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge

ABC News | In the server room of Jeopardy! challenger ‘Watson’

February 10, 2011

Click link below to watch the ABC video report.

ABC News | Video Report by David Muir, ABC News: A long way since that first computer with a hard drive in the 1960s could store about one Manhattan phone book, Watson can hold 12 million of them.

In the 1980s, IBM’s first PC could understand about 5,000 words — Watson: 125 billion.

But sometimes that data misses the human subtlety. Scientists will tell you that… read more

Video Source: ABC News

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Concept cars of the future

March 2, 2010

ipodwheels YouTube channel | Some recent high-tech concept cars from the LA Auto Show. Manufacturers like Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen, General Motors, Nissan and Mercedes Benz have come up wit revolutionary designs that are fit for the probable roads of the future.

Video Source: ipodwheels YouTube channel

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Time | 10 questions for Stephen Hawking

February 26, 2011

Stephen Hawking

Time | The renowned physicist has a new book, The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking will now take your questions.

Video Source: Time

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Time article: "10 Questions for Stephen Hawking"

Science Bytes | Blueprint for the brain

February 5, 2012

brain branching

Science Bytes | How can three pounds of jelly inside our skulls enable us to do everything that makes us human? For centuries, scientists have been fascinated and puzzled by the mysterious workings of the brain. Now, for the first time, they can re-create in the computer the shapes of every one of the billions of nerve cells that make up our brains, the component parts of the intricate neural… read more

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

November 4, 2012

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In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ — and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.

Video Source: TED

Dubai Holding | Plans for world’s largest domed city

January 1, 2000

Image from the planned Mall of the World. (credit: Dubai Holding)

Dubai Holding | The world’s first temperature-controlled city, Mall of the World, located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Occupying a total area of 48 million square feet, the project will comprise the largest indoor theme park in the world, which will be covered by a glass dome that will be open during the winter months.

The project will also house the largest shopping mall in the world with… read more

SIGGRAPH 2007 demo of EON Reality’s user interface

August 15, 2007

Interactive user interface from EON Reality. “EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading Interactive 3D Virtual Meeting Software provider for business and education based on virtual reality technology. It’s powerful break through interactive 3D collaborative technology enables users to experience more by revolutionizing the way companies leverage their digital assets and communicate.”

Video Source: Eon Reality, Inc.

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Eon Reality, Inc.
ACM SIGGRAPH

Brain-machine interface technology enabling control of a robot by human thought alone

March 3, 2010

HONDA | Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd. (HRI-JP), a subsidiary of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Shimadzu Corporation have collaboratively developed the world’s first Brain Machine Interface (BMI) technology that uses electroencephalography (EEG) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) along with newly developed information extraction technology to enable control of a robot by human thought alone. It does not require any physical movement such as… read more

Video Source: Honda

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Honda YouTube Channel
Honda Research Institute

Google Goggles lets you search the web with images taken on your mobile phone

August 12, 2010

Google Labs | Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. It’s ideal for things that aren’t easy to describe in words. There’s no need to type or speak your query – all you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and wait for your search results.

Google Goggles works better with certain types of queries. Try taking pictures… read more

Video Source: Google

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