Why is that dude holding Oscar from Sesame Street? Well it turns out you don't get a real Oscar if you win a Technical Achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - so John Platt's friend gave him the Sesame Street character in its place. I went to talk to John about Machine Learning and found out a whole lot more.
Lindsey Kujawski is the latest Softie to come in to focus in our Tools of the Trade seroes. With an industrial design background, Lindsey is a keen watcher of trends in fashion, interior design and macro-social trends. All of this helps influence her work in creating harwdare products that fit with people’s image - whether that’s their look or in their living room.
Imagine being able to search through a video, TV show or movie for particular phrases or words. Sounds good...now how about being able to jump to the precise point where that word occurs? That's what MAVIS from Microsoft Research enables and the US Department of Energy just announced they're using it. I wish I'd had it for Super Bowl Sunday!
Scott Saponas of Microsoft Research explores the world of "off-desktop interfaces" including Physiological Computing and Natural User Interfaces. A perfect candidate for our Tools of the Trade series then...
A change of tack with the Windows Phone 7 adverts as the features and apps take center stage in this AT&T/Samsung ad.