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Listen to Ray Kurzweil’s “Will We Recognize the Future?” talk at NPR’s Talk of the Nation

Technology is ever-changing — and changing ever faster. But what happens when the rate of technological change becomes so fast that the fundamental nature of what it means to be human changes, too?

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Watch Christopher Fahey’s “The Human Interface (or:Why Products are People too)” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

We can no longer ask users to think like machines just to be able to use software. This talk explores diverse areas of non-digital human experience – including language and theater, neurology and sociology – in order to frame and showcase some of the most exciting current and emerging user experience design practices, both on the web and in other media such as video games and the arts. The objective is quite simply to inspire designers to humanize their interfaces […]

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Watch Tim Berners-Lee’s interview with the Chartered Institute of IT

In an exclusive interview with the Chartered Institute of IT, Sir Tim Berners-Lee spoke about the latest on the semantic web, his view on the advent of artificial life forms on the internet, the biggest barriers to enabling the information society for all, where the mobile web is going and more […]

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Watch Pranav Mistry’s “The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology” demos at TED

We’ve already seen MIT researcher Pranav Mistry’s SixthSense projector-based augmented-reality system in some cool demos, but he just gave a TED talk and his latest ideas are the wildest yet. At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

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Watch Ted Selker’s “Context Aware Computing” Seminar on People, Computers, and Design at Stanford University

Humans work to understand and react to each others intentions. The context aware computing group at the MIT Media lab has demonstrated that across most aspects of our life, computers can do this too. The groups demonstrations range from car to office kitchen to and even bed. The goal is to show that human intentions can be recognized considered and responded to appropriately by computer systems. This talk demonstrates that Artificial intelligence can competently Improve human-computer interaction with systems and even each other in a myriad of natural scenarios […]

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Autodesk Technology Helped Developers Create 2008’s Hottest Holiday Games

Autodesk technology played a part in the creation of many top holiday games that hit shelves in 2008, including Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, Rock Band 2, and more […]

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Watch Jeff Hawkins’ “Brain science is about to fundamentally change computing” talk at TED

Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain — to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next […]

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Marvin Minsky’s “Health, population and the human mind” talk at TED

Listen closely — Marvin Minsky’s arch, eclectic, charmingly offhand talk on health, overpopulation and the human mind is packed with subtlety: wit, wisdom and just an ounce of wily, is-he-joking? advice […]

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Tim Berners-Lee’s “The next Web of open, linked data” talk at TED

20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together […]

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Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry ‘Sixth Sense’ demo at TED

This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine Minority Report and then some […]