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Another example of a head mounted display, competing with Google Glass. More wearable tech. " ... Called Toshiba Glass, they have a tiny, lightweight projector clipped onto one of the arms near the lens. That projector displays…
This essay, "Grooming students for a lifetime of surveillance," talks about the general trends in student surveillance. Related: essay on the need for student privacy in online learning....
Inbal Talgam-Cohen, Sean Follmer
Adrian Scoică, Daniel Bauer
Oded Green, Yoav Green
Percy LiangNatural language understanding is as old as computing itself, but recent advances in machine learning and the rising demand of natural-language interfaces make it a promising time to once again tackle the long-standing…
Mariano Felice, Zheng YuanTechnology has made language learning a more interactive and enjoyable experience, but it has never been smart enough to replace human tutors. However, the latest advances in automated grammatical error…
Per Ola KristenssonHow we can enable users to transmit text to mobile and ubiquitous computer systems as quickly and as accurately as possible.
Terhi Nurmikko-FullerFar from its beginnings as symbols pressed into clay tablets, Ancient Sumerian is now being digitized and shared through cutting edge semantic web technologies.
Sara RosenthalKnowing who's influential can help when planning political campaigns, advertising strategies, or even combating terrorism; and now research into influence detection promises to automate such detection.
Pierre Lison, Raveesh MeenaWouldn't it be great if we could simply talk to our technical devices instead of relying on cumbersome displays and keyboards to convey what we want?
Heba Elfardy, Mohamed Al-Badrashiny, Mona DiabHow to detect the switch between a standard and a dialectal form of a language in written text and why this is important for natural language processing tasks.
Daniel Bauer, Billy RathjeBabbel's Director of Didactics, Miriam Plieninger, weighs in on how mobile apps are rapidly changing the way we approach language learning.
Georgios Kontonatsios, Matt Shardlow
Just announced: " .... Wave is the product of two years' worth of engineering and runs on top of Salesforce's core platform, Buscemi said. That means it's integrated with Salesforce's applications for CRM (customer relationship…
Scientific research is fundamentally about learning, about trial and error. Luck and unplanned interactions are a central part of it. Thus research cannot be planned and managed like, say, teaching duties or a Walmart store.…
I see that my P&G colleague Paul Smith has a new book coming out Nov 12: Parenting with a Story. A domain sequel to his business oriented book: Lead with a Story, which was covered here. Great build on the popular storytelling…
Reading The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth. by Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn. Nicely done with real life enterprise examples, including IBM, TED, Microsoft, Google Apple Store and more.I"…
Brought this up here some time ago, but thought I would again .... New analytical methods used with big data have led many companies to think about the value of their data. What is it worth, now and in the future? How abouthttp…
My first ever guest post for Lance was on Are you a luddite. I certainly am to some extent a luddite, but there are some things where it not clear if they are luddite-ish or not.