IBM are building a “natural language processing” computer code named “Watson” which they plan to compete in the game show Jeopardy. More here: http://www.research.ibm.com/deepqa/
This is a great self-initiated project from Toby Ng Design based on the scenario – If the world were a village of 100 people. More info at toby-ng.com
Some nice stuff from Recovering Lazyholic As he puts it.. “1 minute photoshop thoughts are just that… some thought that comes into my head and i quickly translate it into a crappy design.” How many times have you been caught up in this circle at 1am in the morning. via Rubbishcorp
I started reading Chris Brogans blog after I heard him speak at a conference in Brighton last year. Here’s another gem that makes you stop and think. McDonalds is pretty darned smart. You might have your reasons for not liking them. You might feel they’re antithetical to all you hold pure and dear. It doesn’t… Continue reading Shiny Mass Marketing
I know everyone’s talking about how amazing it is that Obama is going to be the next President so I’ll keep this short. I think it’s an incredible landmark moment for so many reasons, but one thing that impressed me about the Obama campaign was it’s use of social media. This was in my Twitter… Continue reading Obama won… because of me
A look at the world of brands, media, communication, technology and that in 2010. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2037535&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 2010: Entertainment and Communication from Faris Yakob on Vimeo. There’s loads more great insights and thinking over at Faris’ blog.
TED talks are normally good, but this one is brilliant. Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He’s known around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership. He has two passions: classical music and helping us all realise our untapped love for it; and by… Continue reading Classical Music and Shining Eyes
Jay Walker struggles to balance privacy with his impulse to share his finds with the outside world. Schoolchildren often visit by invitation, as do executives, politicians, and scholars. He’s never invited any press in to see the collection—until now. From King James to James Bond, Chaucer to Sputnik, this is a personal library like no… Continue reading A personal library like no other