Thursday, October 8th, 2015

August 20, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—P.K. Gupta from the Intel Cloud Platform Technology Group advocates using FPGAs for some acceleration tasks. The growing needs for compute and the associated stress on systems requires alternatives to adding more servers, especially in cloud platforms. The cloud computing services are growing at a CAGR over 15 [...]

August 18, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Fred Magnotta from Intel described the ongoing refinements in the tools and libraries for machine learning. The advent of big data and availability of large compute clusters has changed expectations for many data users. The combination of updated hardware platforms like the latest Xeon families, math kernel libraries [...]

August 19, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Hong Jiang from Intel talked about the improvements in the GPU functions that will enable a better user experience for 4k TV. The changes to the graphics engines and functionality are also important for the newest graphics APIs that have fine-grained and direct GPU access and control. The [...]

August 10, 2015, Los Angeles—Joichi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, talked about the interdisciplinary research center, and how it works to transcend boundaries. The Lab considers R & D as a function for learning without the normal constraints of departments and fields of study. The Lab is comprised of 24 groups, each [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Sir Hossein Yassale from Imagination talked about changes in the industry and markets, driven by trends in computer vision, security, virtual and augmented realities, connectivity, and application portability. Mostly functions interact with people leading to changes in existing markets while increasing and changing them. Some of the emerging [...]

May 7 2015, Neurogaming Converence, San Francisco—Dan Tynan from Yahoo moderated a panel on using advances in neuroscience and gaming technologies to accelerate learning. Panelists were Alan Gershenfeldrshenfeld from e-line media, Amy Kruse from Intific, Peter Hartzbeckrtzbeck from imotions, and Dhiraj Jeyanandarajan from Qneuro. Define the terms for neurogaming for education? Jeyanandariajan suggested software that [...]

May 6, 2015, Neuro-Gaming Conference, San Francisco—Adam Gazzaly from UCSF talked about the technological and societal changes that will come out of the current research into the brain and its functions. The current lack of deep understanding compared to other physical functions will come about. In physical fitness and other related physical investigations, there are [...]

May 6, 2015, NeuroGaming Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Jim Gatta from the legal firm Pillsbury considered the evolving interfaces and emergence of sensory gaming platforms. Panelists were Tan Le from Emotive, Richard Marks from Sony Playstation Magin Labs, David Holz from Leap Motion, and Nick Thomas from Immersion. The nature of changing interfaces [...]

May 6, 2015, Neurogaming conference, San Francisco—Alvaro Fernandez from Sharpbrains moderated a panel on new technologies that are rapidly spreading into the commercial sectors. Panelists were Dan Chao from Halo Neuroscience, Santosh Mathan from Honeywell, Chris Berka from Advanced Brain Monitoring, and Evian Gordon from Brain Resource Company. The industry is growing at an accelerated [...]

April 20, 2015, Trusted Compute Group, San Francisco—Paul Roberts from the Security Ledger talked with Amy Nelson from Dell and David Bossio from Microsoft about implementing the trusted processor modules (TPM) into products. Although the technology has been around for a while, the implementations and adoptions are still nascent. Use at Dell and programming different [...]