Events

12/15/14
With microphones and front looking cameras now in the hands of billions of users, voice biometrics and facial recognition provides a unique opportunity to deliver seamless, user-friendly, and secure biometric verification, right on a mobile device. As phones turn into wallets, boarding passes, and personal diaries, the authentication challenge becomes increasingly important. So how can we provide multi-biometric identification, while keeping a simple user experience? How can we make sure that the biometrics are not easily spoofed?  How can we add an element of gamification and personalization...
11/17/14
When Watson was introduced on the Jeopardy stage, IBM termed what it believes is a shift to a new era of computing that it calls Cognitive Computing. This is an era where systems learn, understand confidence, interact naturally, and deal with ambiguity. As in each era of computing a new experience shall emerge. What is the new experience for the Cognitive Computing Era? We envision a partnership between people and learning systems that augment our individual and group cognitive capabilities, particularly those associated with insight, discovery, and decision making. In this partnership,...
11/11/14
What infrastructure is needed for positively disruptive technology? Infrastructure in this sense could be physical (fiber in the ground) - or open source software, legal/policy, etc. - more broadly any type of support structure. "This will be the beginning of ongoing initiatives to address the issues raised and follow with hackathons afterwards. A major component will be the development of standards and protocols for new Net-connected technologies with consideration of the social and ethical issues as machines become intelligent. We'll also explore innovative funding methods for these...
10/20/14
Skeletal hand tracking technology, or technology that precisely tracks your fingers down to each bone, promises to enable more subtle and precise natural input than ever before. 3Gear Systems is a small company that claims to have developed the most robust skeletal tracking software in the world, for depth sensing cameras. In this talk, 3Gear co-founder Robert Wang will explore some of the applications and technical challenges of precisely tracking hands and fingers.  A key application he will focus on is VR (virtual reality).  3Gear's skeletal hand tracking technology brings your hands into...
09/15/14
Myo is the electromyography empowered armband from Thalmic Labs (www.thalmic.com) that has been getting tons of buzz for a long time now. It's officially out of prototype and here in it's first commercial incarnation. In this presentation, Chris Goodine (@Chris_Goodine) from Thalmic's Developer Relations team will explain the working principles of electromyagrophy, his view of what digital technologies will look like in the future, and how Thalmic Labs has tapped into human electromyography to control these future technologies with muscles. This is your chance to experience the Myo armband's...

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