Month: January 2016

January 25, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

The IBM CEO, Ginni Rometty, gives a keynote at the CES2016, one of the biggest consumer tech shows that was held in Las Vegas in early January. In partnerships with Under Armour, Medtronic, and SoftBank, Rometty talks cognitive technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and how Watson is changing everything. 2016 A massive ad campaign is…

January 25, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

One of the Western University campus newspapers, Western News, acknowledges community building efforts by a FIMS Professor, Dr. Sarah Roberts. “Faculty of Information and Media Studies professor Sarah Roberts has created something of a hub for analog game enthusiasts in the faculty – the FIMS Gaming Club, a group that meets Fridays to play and…

January 20, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

Heritage Fair. London: Snapshots in Time Saturday, February 13, 2016 (9 a.m. –3 p.m.) The Central London Public Library Branch at 251 Dundas St. Free & open to the public Here is a message that came from a former student of mine, Lisa Lawlis who is currently on a co-op placement at the Western Libraries…

January 18, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

“Search and natural language is how you will interact with them [mobile virtual assistants] and get information and services that you need in the moment, no matter if you’re cooking or driving or walking your dog or playing catch with your son” says Amit Singhal, senior vice president and software engineer at Google. Victor Luckerson…

January 14, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

There is a video of two Cleverbots chatting to each other: bit.ly/1ms5ezH. I am not so sure that the video is as deep and meaningful as it’s being credited with, but what’s curious is that one of them at one point accuses the other of lying. 1: “Do you believe in reincarnation?” 2: “Yes” 1:…

January 5, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

The BBC’s Technology of Business editor, Matthew Wall, pronounces cyersecurity to be the main issue that will be “vexing global business” for the year 2016, based on opinions of a select informed group of experts (lawyers, accountants, digital agencies, research analysts, telecoms and tech firms). Cybersecurity “will become more critically important as the internet of…