Oct 29, 2014 - Swim Through the Oceans at Your Desk With Google’s 360-Degree Seaview http://www.wired.com/2014/10/take-google-seaview-tour-worlds-stunning-coral-reefs/
[ ...] "The Catlin Seaview camera rig was modeled after the Streetview Trekker backpack-mounted camera pod and contains three Canon 5D cameras in a spherical waterproof housing, controlled by a Samsung tablet, and propelled by a Dive X underwater scooter. Seaview divers routinely cover 2 kilometers in a dive and generate 3,000 panoramic images in a day. Only a fraction of the best are uploaded to Google Street View, but all are processed into the Catlin Global Reef Record—an open source tool available to any marine manager or ocean researcher." [ ...]
"Vevers’ team is currently developing an autonomous underwater vehicle to be deployed by 2017 to cover even more of the ocean. “These AUVs can stick to a meter and a half above the seafloor and hover at one knot,” he said. “They could cover 12 kilometers in a day, which would scale the project significantly.” These craft would also be perfect for retracing previous paths to measure the impact of say, a large cyclone on a sensitive stretch of reef.
“This is science that has not been possible on this scale before—to measure impact and create new baselines with which to measure recovery,” said Vevers. “I think it’s safe to say that we’ve taken Street View to places they weren’t imagining when they named it.”
Global water crises – from drought in the world’s most productive farmlands to the hundreds of millions of people without access to safe drinking water – are the biggest threat facing the planet over the next decade.
It's "A Tragedy of the Commons" - "Like the frogs in the hot water parable" - if we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves. Therefore, businesses and governments must tackle energy and water use in tandem or risk major disruption.
We need a new framework to guide the way we build the future.
"Our most important innovation is the way we work."--Observations by Curt Carlson (Founder and Managing Partner, the Practice of Innovation)
Post questions for Dr. Teller, then come hear about “moonshot thinking,” self-driving cars, balloon-based Internet access, Google Glass, and other amazing technologies.
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OrCam.com - watch how it works and how it can aid the user in daily life (4:33 min.) http://youtu.be/nrWfLAh2T3k
Likewise, in context: What comes after the WWW (CIRCA 1996)?
Ans. Augmenting Google Glasses along with open-source Infomation-In-Places - based on IBM insights on service science, management, and engineering. http://service-science.info/archives/2060
"The WorldBoard concept, originated by Jim Spohrer at Apple - now at IBM is a vision of the "next generation" Internet. WorldBoard is a global, two-way, multi-channel, location specific reality augmenting interface that facilitates innovative ways of associating Web objects (text, images, animations, tools, etc.) with places. These objects can be left for a user or by a user for others who later are at the same location or they can be interacted with collaboratively in real time. Essentially anything that is possible on the Web today is made available at specific locations plus new functionality and modes of interaction not possible or feasible from a desktop computer."
More info: http://web.archive.org/web/20101127183743/http:/worldboard.org/pub/spohrer/wbconcept/default.html
Nov 1, 2014 - Michael T. Jones, Google's Chief Technology Advocate, speaks at the Arctic Circle Summit, Iceland, "New Thinking for the Earth's Newest Ocean," cowritten with Jenifer Austin, Manager of Google's Ocean Program. #arcticcircle2014 (10 min.) http://youtu.be/eoo93IkAr-A
- De La Sale High School, St. Mary's College, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Stanford Univ.
A provocative leader in strategic thinking working collaboratively as an instigator of creative problem-solving, communications and change. John is founder/CEO of Extraordinary Innovations LLC - an independent consulting firm that works closely with enterprises, startups, academia and technical due diligence for investors to promote the development and deployment of transformational innovations towards a “Global Innovations Economy” as explained by Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Practice of Innovation (Former President and CEO of SRI International, 1998 to 2014).
"Instead of using a Search-engine in your daily life; use an 'Improvement-Do Engines' as a Virtual Personal Assistant."--Adam Cheyer, cofounder and VP engineering of Siri at SRI Intenational, then Apple Siri and now at a new startup in stealth mode Viv.ai Labs
The way I work has four components based on Engelbart's Law:
Building regional knowledge action networks. Identify, convene, and sustain regional, multi-sectoral, inter-disciplinary, networks of stakeholders, experts and decision-makers to uncover what decisions matter and how to improve decision-making. In practice, these regional knowledge action networks will be supported through collaboratories.
Building prototypes that advance innovation. Take an action research approach to 'do, fix, learn', developing and advancing capabilities by building and testing them in practice. The focus of my efforts is not to generate papers or reports (though my partners may do so), but to push the boundaries of the possible through rapid prototyping and iteration – with replication and scaling in mind.
Laying out pathways to scaling. I pave the way for large-scale public and private investments by identifying potential scale-up paths and assembling potential scale-up partners. I do not stop at the discovery of promising new capabilities or technologies, but give careful consideration to how they might be replicated and scaled through public and private partnerships, social entrepreneurship vehicles and venturing approaches.
Creating trust through open collaboration. I aspire to create greater trust through open-source innovation and transparent collaboration with international scientific and technology leaders. I strive to utilize open-source tools and methods wherever feasible.
Likewise, I accomplished (A) relative to (B) by working on startup (C) Viv.ai Labs inspired and mentored by Doug Engelbart at the Augment Center at SRI International. Viv.ai Labs will enable smartphone co-developers and partners at Tesla, Gigafactory, and Solar City, including their customers to plug into and create an intelligent, conversational interface to anything like in Tesla's Smartphone Human Engagement Interface (HEI) Concept.
Bootstrapping (A)-Tasks to Improve Core Business Activity and Collective IQ:
(A) Applied computer science and engineering career - adept at applying Iterative Improvement Bootstrapping Algorithm requiring cross-disciplinary expertise, resolution of conflicting interpretations, data fusion and visualization - as the scope and method of interaction and collaboration become increasingly distributed, networked, cross-functional, cross-disciplinary, cross-organizational, cross-cultural, interdependent, complex, and urgent on a global scale.
The archiving of the knowledge products of these organizations would be Dynamic Knowledge Repositories (DKRs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs). These dynamic repositories would be ever-evolving, interactive electronic environments designed to allow for the co-evolution of human capabilities and tools. The result of this co-evolution would be a continuous cycle of improvement, culminating in a better understanding of improvement, and resulting in the improvement of the improvement process itself.
Relative to (B)-Tasks to Improve (A) Capabilities and Collective IQ:
1. Internet where humanity essentially acquired a nervous system and where humanity's knowledge is instantly accessible from anywhere.
2. Sustainable energy.
3.Transition to sustainable production and consumption of energy.
4. Hopefully, the extension of life to another planet, depends on what pace of progress is made in space, transport, and how long we live.
5. We have reading genetics - more less - but writing genetics and in AI we're doing them [already]?"--Elon Musk
I too have a genuine passion for engineering products that will fundamentally change the world’s smartphone, energy, and water infrastructures and want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. I'm further inspired by Steve Jurvetson Energy Innovation talk since these grand challenges require cross-disciplinary expertise, CAE tools, resolution of conflicting interpretations, data fusion, visualization, communications, and embedded microcontrollers coding skills which has been the focus of my career.
By doing (C)-Tasks to Improves (B) Capabilities and (A) Core Business Activities:
(C) Viv.ai Labs (Viv - a latin verb for "Life" in 18 languages - "The Global Brain") is capable of bootstrapping (A)-Tasks to Improve Core Business Activity; (B)-Tasks Improve (A) Capabilities; (C)-Tasks Improve (B) to Improve (A) Core Business Activity via a Smartphone Human Engagement Interface (HEI) + “Improvement-Do Engines” towards a "Global Innovation Economy" - augmented by a virtual Cognitive Assistant That Learns and Organizes (CALO) of web APIs which self-improves "in the wild" (with no code changes) along with reach-back and cybersecurity support by SRI International "bRight"System.
“Payoff will come when we make better use of computers and smartphones to bring communities of people together and to augment the very human skills that people bring to bear on difficult problems.”--the late Dougjas Engelbart (Founder Emeritus at DouglasEngelbart.org, Human-computer interaction engineer)
“Siri was bought by Apple before it had any revenue for a very nice premium. You can guess what will be in the next iPhone. This technology could be as ubiquitous as the PC-mouse user interface that was created by Doug Engelbart here more than 40 years ago.”--Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Practice of Innovation (Former President and CEO of SRI International, 1998 to 2014)
Oct. 10, 2011 - Significance of the Apple 4S SIRI Cognitive Assistant
1. Uses machine learning algorithms to build a model of who works on which projects, what role they play, how important they are and how specified documents are related.
2. Can help a user put together new documents by using what has been learned about the structure and content from previous documents accessed in the past.
3. Assist a user how to interact with people, both in electronic forums (e.g. email) and in meetings. It can automatically generate a meeting transcript, tracks action item assignments and detect what are the roles of participants.
4. Automate routine tasks such as travel authorizations. It can be taught new procedures and tasks by observing and interacting with the user. It can augment a person’s preferences for getting things done while managing a busy schedule.
- www.UnitedSynergyLLC.com, DotGreen.orgRenewable Energy & Green Business Entrepreneur - Technical Director, present
- Medi-Physics Inc, Rancho Seco Nuclear Plant, Bechtel, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Sperient.com, Bootstrap.org, and ByronHotSprings.com
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The discovery of a previously unknown forest under water could hold critical clues to climate change.
Pacific Gyre | Dotgreen Foundation, Environment GREEN
The project will bring the reality of ocean pollution to an online community, educating the public about the problem and potential solutions
IBM Unveils Cognitive Systems Institute | EE Times
IBM declared the era of cognitive computing at its Cognitive Systems Colloquium where it unveiled its Cognitive Systems Institute.
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