web analytics

Tag: Computers

Nokia Bell Labs: Information Theory the Next 50 Years Panel Discussion

A lively panel discussion about Claude Shannon’s Information Theory in the next 50 years with Thomas Marzetta, Rudi Urbanke, Emre Telatar, Gerhard Kramer, Andrea Goldsmith and Alon Orlitsky.

Google DeepMind: Ground-breaking AlphaGo masters the game of Go

In a paper published in Nature on 28th January 2016, we describe a new approach to computer Go. This is the first time ever that a computer program “AlphaGo” has defeated a human professional player. The game of Go is widely viewed as an unsolved “grand challenge” for artificial intelligence. Games are a great testing …

Continue reading

Optoelectronics Research Centre: Eternal 5D optical data storage: high density data storage for all-time

Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the Optoelectronics Research Centre record five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing. The storage allows unprecedented properties including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000°C and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190°C ) opening a new era of eternal data archiving. …

Continue reading

Carnegie Mellon University: Jim Kurose: An Expanding and Expansive View of Computing

Jim Kurose, Assistant Director National Science Foundation, Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), speaks to a group at Carnegie Mellon University about the advances in computer and information science and engineering. These advances are providing unprecedented opportunities for research and education. He gave an overview of CISE activities and programs at the National Science …

Continue reading

Tech Midwest: The Future Of Technology: Brian David Johnson – Chief Futurist, Intel Corporation

In this video, Brian David Johnson (Chief Futurist, Intel) shared insights on how our lives will look 10-15 years down the road. What’s preventing us from making it better? It’s not science or technology, he says.  

Elsafrickey: copy complete || 70s, 80s and 90s Computer Hacking Supercut

The experimental film ‘copy complete’ focuses the cinematic presentations of the computer in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Sequences with computers are accompanied by split screens together into a collage as a journey back to the origin of the digital era.  

Stanford University: Stanford engineers build a water-droplet based computer that runs like clockwork

Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have developed a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets. Their goal is to design a new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter.  

Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The extraordinary, wonderful, and terrifying implications of computers that can learn Jeremy is the CEO of Enlitic, which uses recent advances in machine learning to make medical diagnostics faster, more accurate, and more accessible. The company’s mission is to provide …

Continue reading

Saul Perlmutter: Data Computation and the Fate of the Universe

Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, describes the research that led to his 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics Series: “Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory”.  

Vic Castillo: Computer Simulation: Exploring Nature with a Computer

Computers are becoming an increasingly cheaper, more powerful tool that cannot be ignored by professionals. Computer simulation reproduces the behavior of natural and man-made systems to help us understand, predict, and communicate. Vic Castillo, a research engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, shows how computer simulation is used by LLNL scientists on the world’s …

Continue reading

Steve Blank: Secret History of Silicon Valley

Uploaded on Dec 3, 2008 Today, Silicon Valley is known around the world as a fount of technology innovation and development fueled by private venture capital and peopled by fabled entrepreneurs. But it wasn’t always so. Unbeknownst to even seasoned inhabitants, today’s Silicon Valley had its start in government secrecy and wartime urgency. In this lecture, …

Continue reading

Autodesk’s Carl Bass: The power of ‘infinite computing’

Carl Bass: President and CEO of Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and services talks to Wired 2013 about Infinite computing, coupled with smaller companies now having an “unfailing belief in themselves and the ability to solve problems” means that we have a never-ending scalable resource WIRED 2013 is the …

Continue reading

Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints

FILMED DEC 2013 • POSTED FEB 2014 • TEDWomen 2013 Many of those with severe speech disorders use a computerized device to communicate. Yet they choose between only a few voice options. That’s why Stephen Hawking has an American accent, and why many people end up with the same voice, often to incongruous effect. Speech …

Continue reading

John Bowers: The Promise of Silicon Photonics

Photonics has transformed our work and, indeed, our lives, by enabling the Internet through low-cost, high-capacity fiber optic transmission. In data centers, photonics is replacing electrical cables, thereby allowing for higher and more economical performance. In his talk, John Bowers, professor of electrical and computer engineering and materials, discusses the evolution of photonics and what …

Continue reading

SLAC Public Lecture: Quantum Lightswitch – A New Direction in Ultrafast Electronics

In this SLAC public lecture, Joshua Turner, a staff scientist at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, talks about what research in manipulating atoms’ electrons could imply for computer data storage and retrieval. Turner received a doctoral degree in experimental condensed matter physics from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in physics from Boston …

Continue reading

Jinha Lee: Reach into the computer and grab a pixel

  FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED JUL 2013 • TED2013 In this TED talk by Jinha Lee, who is a designer and engineer, he wants to dissolve the ever thinner border between our physical world and the digital information surrounding us. As he demonstrates his ideas including a pen that penetrates into a screen to draw 3D models …

Continue reading

Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED APR 2013 • TEDxSeattleU TED presents Ken Jennings who has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against supercomputer Watson — and lost. With humor and humility, Jennings tells …

Continue reading

Rick Rashid: The Matrix & Future of Computing

Rick Rashid, Chief Research Officer at Microsoft, talks about the new possibilities of emerging, innovative devices, talking about the Martix and the futue of computing. Microsoft’s Rick Rashid: The Matrix & Future of Computing from The Atlantic on FORA.tv

Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

TED presents Shimon Schocken and Noam Nisan who has developed a curriculum for their students to build a computer, piece by piece. When they put the course online — giving away the tools, simulators, chip specifications and other building blocks — they were surprised that thousands jumped at the opportunity to learn, working independently as well …

Continue reading

TED: Shyam Sankar | The rise of human-computer cooperation

Data mining innovator Shyam Sankar explains why solving big problems (like catching terrorists or identifying huge hidden trends) is not a question of finding the right algorithm, but rather the right symbiotic relationship between computation and human creativity.