What Should Mixed Reality UI Look Like? [Concept] – ART + marketing

  • [Concept]While virtual and mixed reality experiences are trending right now (we’ve seen a lot of cool examples in movies), I feel that there’s a lack in convergence of practical interaction patterns.
  • We haven’t seen the iPhone of mixed reality yet, so I decided to explore the user experience and interface aesthetics of mixed reality and share my ideas with the community.
  • My goal is to encourage other designers to think and publish ideas on MR interfaces.As technology becomes invisible at all such levels, from a perceptual and cognitive point of view, interaction becomes completely natural and spontaneous.
  • And one of the attributes of good interaction design is allowing Natural User Interfaces: those which are invisible to the user, and remain invisible as we learn them.
  • Some examples of these interfaces are speech recognition, direct manipulation, and gestures.Apps as ObjectsI started by looking into an interaction that felt very natural: browsing records.I found this interaction interesting because of the following:Direct manipulation of the catalogPerception of progress while browsingFull visual of selected itemMinimal footprint of scrolled itemsI was thinking of a way to apply these principles to an interaction for browsing and launching apps in a mixed reality environment.In this case, the app cards are arranged in a stack and placed below the user’s point of view, at a comfortable reach distance.

While virtual and mixed reality experiences are trending right now (we’ve seen a lot of cool examples in movies), I feel that there’s a lack in convergence of practical interaction patterns. We haven…
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Security for Internet of Things (IoT)

How important is #CyberSecurity for #IoT  #Databreach #Hackers #defstar5 #infosec #AI #ML

  • For almost 30 years, we have been providing security solutions to protect users’ data and have already shipped nearly 20 billion security controllers worldwide.
  • We are now bringing our market and innovation leadership to the IoT realm, supporting new, more sustainable ways of communicating and living.
  • Our portfolio ranges from basic authentication products (OPTIGA™ Trust) to advanced implementations (OPTIGA™ TPM, OPTIGA™ Trust P and OPTIGA™ Trust E) protecting integrity, authenticity and confidentiality of information to enable security in the IoT.
  • Further highlights include M2M, Fido, boosted NFC, USB, RFID and My-d™ as well as CIPURSE™ innovations.

Infineon delivers robust and granular security to protect data, identities, devices, IP and even servers/networks in the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Keras: Deep Learning library for Theano and TensorFlow

Keras: Deep Learning library for Theano & TensorFlow  #DataScience #bigdata #machinelearning

  • In particular, neural layers, cost functions, optimizers, initialization schemes, activation functions, regularization schemes are all standalone modules that you can combine to create new models.
  • The core data structure of Keras is a model, a way to organize layers.
  • A core principle of Keras is to make things reasonably simple, while allowing the user to be fully in control when they need to (the ultimate control being the easy extensibility of the source code).
  • You can now iterate on your training data in batches:

    Alternatively, you can feed batches to your model manually:

    Evaluate your performance in one line:

    Or generate predictions on new data:

    Building a question answering system, an image classification model, a Neural Turing Machine, or any other model is just as fast.

  • For a more in-depth tutorial about Keras, you can check out:

    In the examples folder of the repository, you will find more advanced models: question-answering with memory networks, text generation with stacked LSTMs, etc.

Keras is a high-level neural networks API, written in Python and capable of running on top of either TensorFlow or Theano. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. Being able to go from idea to result with the least possible delay is key to doing good research.
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This robot ‘ageing companion’ is like an Alexa for the elderly

This AI robot companion wants to keep old people company

  • Béhar says that while the robot can’t replace human interaction, it can offer a companion to elderly people living alone.
  • Tech startup Intuition Robotics unveiled an artificial intelligence-based robot companion that aims to improve the quality of life of elderly people on Wednesday.
  • AI Robot Companion Wants to Keep Old People Company
  • ElliQ is an “active aging companion” aimed at making elderly people feel less lonely.
  • “The idea of having a robot companion is quite dystopian, especially for older generations,” said Yves Béhar, CEO of Fuseproject-a design studio that collaborated with Intuition Robotics on the ElliQ.

The ElliQ is a voice-activated, AI-based companion for the elderly.
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​Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland

#ArtificialIntelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland  #NZ #AI

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  • Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest ” for University of Auckland
  • Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland to become a commercial venture.
  • Dr Sagar won two academy awards for his work on the Avatar blockbuster, and becomes CEO of Soul Machines.
  • The company is developing a completely new user interface between humans and machines, based on technology created by Dr Mark Sagar and his team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) at the University of Auckland.

Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland.
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