Profile

Cover photo
Hugo Diaz
Works at PlayerIdeas of Sweden
Attended Northeastern University
Lives in Stockholm
2,779 followers|894,108 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (1 min) — Off-the-grid practical & efficient tech, for millions.
A clean-burning wood stove that also produces electricity and eliminates 90% of the smoke. Goal is to reduce global smoke, by a LOT. See videos & links below, it's cool.
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV1MRlhLnWQ&hd=1

Science & technical background, research lab tour VIDEO (4 mins)…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldbfPxSe5Q0

How it works, stories…
http://www.bioliteenergy.com/pages/mission

Story from one of their engineers, rocket scientist…
http://qz.com/707766/im-a-rocket-scientist-designing-wood-stoves-that-burn-without-smoking-to-save-lives-and-save-the-planet/
( Saw lots of posts referencing this linked story today,
via +Yonatan Zunger and others. )

Where to buy internationally…
http://www.bioliteenergy.com/pages/international-stores

Good job +BioLite, keep at it! =)

#STEM   #biolite   #stove #electricity   #clean   #wood
#pollution  
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (3 mins) — Real dancers looking unreal.
It's quite remarkable how realistic this looks, even though each body-shape is computer generated to dress the real dancers. Personally the music isn't up my alley — but the visuals, wow.
video link --> https://vimeo.com/169599296
How they made it…
http://design.methodstudios.com/portfolio/aicp-2016-reel


#dance  
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (1 min) — They don't call it "lazy summer" for nothing. =)
Lamzac seems to be just-right for taking it easy.
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th1MSz9T9pw&hd=1

Random person learning how to do it in 60 seconds…
VIDEO (1 min) --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtUb_oa5Ck8

Where to get it online? [It's from the Netherlands.]
https://www.fatboy.com/lamzac

Credit to +Richard Darell again for the great tip.

Where was this in the 90's when I needed it, travelling all over the east coast playing beach volleyball tournaments with my friends from Boston? =) …Human PROGRESS is measured in the small, meaningful steps we take. =P

P.S. THIS is what engineering is all about! Being efficient. =P

#lazy   #hangout   #beach   #volleyball   #STEM  
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Oh, the irony… DARPA does "Fun LoL" initiative.
Well, at least SOMEONE at the Department of Defense in the U.S. has a sense of humor. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency names their new Fundamental Limits of Learning initiative to find out the limits of machine-learning and artificial intelligence, "Fun LoL".
I guess they're not gamers… Or are they? =P

http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/05/darpa-seeks-mathematical-framework-to.html

Request for Information from DARPA (Fun LoL)…
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-16-37/listing.html
PDF details (June 7th 2016 is limit for RFI) --> https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=933e5aa90007234da5cc8c38615b8cc3

#STEM #AI  
It’s not easy to put the intelligence in artificial intelligence. Current machine learning techniques generally rely on huge amounts of training data, vast computational resources, and a time-consuming trial and error methodo...
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (8 mins) — KIDS should be playing, having fun.
Out-of-sight, out-of-mind is not good enough. Heartbreaking to see little kids working tobacco fields in Indonesia, spreading pesticides, getting nicotine poisoning through their skin, etc. I have never smoked and never will — and whether anyone does or not they should at least know this stuff happens in the poorest countries. Human Rights Watch documentary May 24th, 2016 talks to some of these kids (with English subtitles).

HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJnrsCGDpOY&hd=1

Source: SVT in Sweden…
http://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/tusentals-barn-i-indonesien-skippar-skolan-for-att-jobba-pa-tobaksodlingar

#humanrights #tobacco #tabaco #cigarrettes #kids  
#smoking #fumar #rökning #tobak  

Details at Human Rights Watch…
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/25/indonesia-child-tobacco-workers-suffer-firms-profit
Full report as PDF (120 pages, with pictures, maps, etc…)
https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/indonesia0516web_0.pdf
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (3 mins) — Volibear has nothing on me. =P
A bear, playing skilfully, just-because. Maybe the real-life inspiration for a few of those animated Kung-Fu movies with bears that you've seen. =) Quite impressive!
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OJnGHHdOvs&hd=1
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (3 mins) – Ping Pong Robot serves as factory-prototype.
#STEM Cool thing about games is that nowadays they can teach real scientists and engineers a thing or two in our modern, complex world. =)

This example shows Omron "Forpheus" robot that plays ping-pong with humans and shows engineers a path towards further reactive automation at factories. Interesting… Earlier "BBC Click" video link is also below, from a few months before.
BBC piece (not one below) --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUxigwoPsTc

HD video link (recent video)…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOT8p5hKQRM&hd=1

#robots   #automation   #games  
 ·  Translate
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
I like the beat. =) Cool music at SoundCloud by AI algorithm from IBM. https://soundcloud.com/ibmresearch/sets/watson-beat

Article about IBM Watson AI making music… http://www.ibm.com/blogs/think/2016/06/07/training-watson-to-be-your-musical-muse/

More detail, interview with Janani Mukundan…
http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view_group.php?id=6376

#ai   #music   #musik   #STEM   #cloud   #art  
Watson Beat is a machine deep learning algorithm that learns and creates music. IBM researchers are teaching a complex neural network to understand music theory, structure (pitch, time signature, key signature), emotional intent and co-create music with a human partner. Here are some of the results.
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (3 mins) — Entertaining series by Disney… Stories in Emoji. =)
Cute project showing what the pros can do, weaving stories with animation, music and and non-verbal cues.
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzG7VsdKLGI&hd=1

Playlist with several stories from some of their movies… All short.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpSnlSGciSWPZtUvlHLEp9_M5FPlC8LLa

#disney   #emoji  
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (4 mins) — Attention to detail… Gamer-style. =P
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zHqqnBTgVU&hd=1
The friend's comments at the very end made me laugh. "Come to Chicago…" =)

Sock Monkey video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMIRd3kvaZI

Credit to +Richard Darell for link to original body paint story.
You can see other pictures of several characters Lex has played with…
http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/body-paintings-lex-madeyewlook/

… and the Overwatch game from Blizzard is here:
https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/game/

#gamers #spel #bodypaint #juegos    #overwatch  
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (17 secs) — Thinking through the problem. Visually.
From a young Disney Research engineer in Europe building a photo renderer in his spare time. Thought this was kind of cool. Plus, the math background is really interesting (links below). Click the first link below to use the light model in the video, in real-time, in your browser.

Real-Time renderer "Tantalum"… (use in your browser)
https://benedikt-bitterli.me/tantalum/tantalum.html
[play with the bottom parameters (menus next to grid, scroll down)]

That's open source, you can find code on GitHub.

HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rssv9JND0G4&hd=1

Quick Background (3 short videos) — from Benedikt Bitterli
https://benedikt-bitterli.me/femto.html

Femtophotography is a cool concept from a couple of years back, making videos that stretch out the paths of individual light pulses to a time-frame long enough for us to see that one ray's path, by stitching together the precise timing of many laser pulses…

Background about Femtophotography from PBS NOVA
VIDEO (5 mins) --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z8EtlBe8Ts

Math background for Tantalum renderer… Equations and all. =)
https://benedikt-bitterli.me/tantalum/

Bitterli worked on Disney's Hyperion renderer, which has its own pretty awesome web page, where you can swipe pictures to see differences in how things work with older-newer models. It's the renderer Disney used for their "Big Hero 6" feature length movie.
http://www.disneyanimation.com/technology/innovations/hyperion

Details on what Hyperion can do (with Disney movie footage, etc…)
https://www.fxguide.com/featured/disneys-new-production-renderer-hyperion-yes-disney/

My guess is that sooner-or-later this kind of math will make its way into computer games on the faster computers of the not-too-distant-future. I can't wait.

P.S. Since I'm already getting technical anyway, here's the link to the Disney Research repository for their tech papers…
http://www.disneyanimation.com/technology/publications

#STEM   #Femtophotography   #rendering   #hyperion   #raytracing  
1
Add a comment...

Hugo Diaz

Shared publicly  - 
 
VIDEO (1 minute) — Fame + plagiarism. Beyoncé stealing for-profit.
video link --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BFT8xFOtCk0/
Apparently not the first time either. See this other video…
video (1 minute) --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z3X-zs1vu0
That video was at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York)…
http://www.moma.org/collection/works/81191

SVT in Sweden had an interesting article about this today.
http://www.svt.se/kultur/musik/svenska-stjarnkoreografen-anklagar-beyonce-for-plagiat

Giving credit where credit is due is the fair and right way to do things. Especially if you're in the art world. We stand on the shoulders of giants, right? Just like #STEM , without pointing out the things that deserve credit, you deprive the next generation from the foundations that let you build what you built. Who knows, them looking at that "old stuff" might give them good ideas of their own, so give them the chance to look at what inspired you to get inspired themselves in a different way.

P.S. The Ekman showreel has some interesting stuff… On this page:
http://alexekman.com/about/

#plagiarism   #beyonce   #culture   #art  
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
American living in Sweden. Mac+iPhone app DESIGNER + coder. NFL Patriots fan. PC GAMER & business owner.
Introduction
Gamer. Write software + have fun playing all kinds of computer games during "Night Gibbs" in Stockholm, Sweden. =)

Compete in ranked League of Legends matches or first person shooter games or Path of Exile.  All kinds of fun. Getting into playing "Warface".

Oh and there's also some serious "Magic" (MTG) chomping on delicious Swedish "toast".

Go by "ColdpointBlue" on Warface. =)
Bragging rights
I personally bake THE BEST chocolate-chip cookies you have *EVER* tasted. =) Was EXECUTIVE RECRUITER for 13 years handling CONFIDENTIAL information.
Education
  • Northeastern University
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1994
Basic Information
Gender
Male