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Watch “How AI can save our humanity”

In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee explains how AI can save our humanity, details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution, and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity.

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Travel Journal: The Computer History Museum

I share my visit to the Computer History Museum in San Francisco, expressing nostalgia for iconic technologies like the Apple II and reflecting on the impact of Silicon Valley on their design and tech career. I provide tips for designers to explore the museum’s rich design history and draw inspiration from the intersection of design and technology.

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Watch Design Council’s “What is UX Design?”

In this video, Steve ‘Buzz’ Pearce, Design Director at Skype, and Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, talk about what ‘UX design’ means, finding the ‘soul’ of a digital product and how we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible […]

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Watch James Patten’s “The best computer interface? Maybe … your hands” talk

In this nifty talk and demo, James Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to life in the digital world, taking the computer interface off the screen and putting it into your hands […]

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Living in China: 1 million Shanghainese residing overseas

More than 1 million Shanghainese are residing overseas, either living or studying in 159 countries and regions around the world, with the United States being the most popular destination, authorities said recently. The number of overseas Chinese with Shanghai hukou (permanent residence permit) and Shanghai native with foreign citizenship reached 1.02 million, surging 50 percent within […]

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Autodesk listed as “World’s Most Admired Companies 2011” by Fortune Magazine

Autodesk has been recently listed as the 5th “World’s Most Admired Company” in the Software industry […]

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Autodesk offers $500 rebate to take design further with AutoCAD 2010

Now is the time to purchase AutoCAD 2010 and experience one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D design software platforms. From November 2, 2009 – January 15, 2010 you can save $500 on every new seat of AutoCAD 2010. […]

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Watch Jonathan Harris’ “the Web’s secret stories” talk at TED

Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the emotional world of the Web. With deep compassion for the human condition, his projects troll the Internet to find out what we’re all feeling and looking for […]

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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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Autodesk “Fake of Foto” challenge

Today we’re presented with images in movies, on TV, and in the press that are of such good quality we don’t even think to consider whether the picture is of something that exists in reality or if it was generated by computer software.