Category: Intelligent Future

Vint Cerf: An Internet For And By The People

There are very few people in the world who can claim to be the inventor of the internet, and Vint Cerf just happens to be one of those people. On March 12, he made his very first appearance at the SXSW conference with his panel, Vint Cerf: An Internet For And By The People. During his...

AI on the Horizon: Challenges, Directions, Futures

Eric Horvitz is an absolute authority on technology. For the last 25 years, he’s worked at Microsoft. Now, he currently serves as the technical fellow and managing director of Microsoft Research. Horvitz said that artificial intelligence is at a tipping point, where it will begin to become a more common staple in our lives, as both computer...

Augmented Reality and Urban Revitalization

Who all had a very unorthodox summer spent chasing virtual monsters around town? If you are like me and did just that last summer or maybe longer, then you can blame John Hanke for that. Pokémon Go is the brainchild of Niantic Inc. This Augmented Reality and Urban Revitalization panel featured Mona Lalwani of Engadget,...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 10-17

Pokémon Go releases Generation II Pokémon The Pokémon Go team  has announced a new generation for the first time since it’s initial launch in July 2016. Trainers, over 80 more Pokémon and new features are here! https://t.co/7hUwB1wVBAhttps://t.co/9gVfrwaemA — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017 Summary of what was announced: Additional Pokémon, New Evolutions, New Encounter Gameplay, New Berries, New Avatars...

Making Distributed Content Work In News

Many companies like Facebook and Snapchat are asking the media to forgo their websites and and publish directly to their platforms. Each of the panelist briefly talked about their companies and some of the opportunities and challenges of distributed content. Kim Bui, Deputy Managing Editor at reported.ly, talks about where the team is dispersed throughout the...

Nonstop Connectivity: Striving for Ubiquity

In the past, getting on a plane was a short getaway from the digital world. For a few hours, you were able to not have to focus on answering emails. But in today’s world, we get upset when we get on planes that don’t have access to wifi. This plugged in mentality has affected how...

Wikipedia: Beyond the Encyclopedia

The atmosphere at Wikipedia: Beyond the Encyclopedia was lighthearted and warm as Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva, sat down to interview Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Wikipedia, the love it or hate it free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia, was born out of the idea that great software was leading to an incredible explosion of creativity on the web. The ability to...