While soaking in the sunshine and pleasant weather in Lisbon, members of the UXC team also enriched their knowledge through insightful talks. We reached out to a few team members to learn about their favourite talks and the reasons behind their preferences. Here’s what they shared: Claire Allen UX Consultant One of my favourite talks at the Web Summit was about the education industry, Changing Education from the Ground Up.…
In early November, the UX Connections team set out on an adventure to the city of Lisbon, Portugal, for the much anticipated Web Summit 2023. The event welcomes over 70,000 attendees from over 150 different countries. It is the standout tech-gathering event, connecting top-notch speakers, key representatives from major tech companies, emerging start-ups and tech-passionate enthusiasts. It offers an invaluable opportunity for like-minded attendees to connect and share knowledge about…
As part of our Women in Tech campaign, we’d like to highlight the female leaders in the industry who are making meaningful differences. Three mentions coming from our Australian office are featured in this article, but please head over to our UK, US and Swedish editions if you are interested in stories of women in tech! Melanie Perkins (source: https://femaleonezero.com/business/this-woman-has-designs-on-the-world) Melanie Perkins is the founder of Canva, the new,…
Experts in AI and foreign policy at Northwestern University and Brookings Institution suggest the creation of a code of conduct by world governments to moderate the use of deepfakes to combat digital disinformation.
The volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment of the 21st Century requires overcoming technophobia and embracing the role of AI in building a society with more meaningful work and lifestyle.
The ever-increasing reliance on autonomous technology beckons a thorough consideration of the socio-economic impacts of automation. MIT economists debate whether taxing robots can address income inequality in the face of increasing automation.
Designing road-safe and reliable autonomous vehicles requires technology that will enable EVs to understand the environment around them. A novel deep-learning neural network by a team of international researchers allows EVs to detect objects with a stunning accuracy of 96%.
In this series we are taking a look at the state of domestic robots and how close we are to robots being a common feature of the home. In our final piece of this collection, we look at how we can tie all of the different gadgets from around the house together in the Smart Home.
Next-gen smartphones may come equipped with state-of-the-art machine learning (ML) models, thanks to a new technique developed jointly by researchers at MIT and the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab.
By recognizing and unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence tools at our disposal, we can address the climate crisis the world faces.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to become one of our most powerful tools in enacting climate action measures. The Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) details four methods to accelerate climate action through AI.
Recently, Berkley University has launched a new initiative that aims to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and climate related fields, as Students at Berkley have discovered a large gap in the application of AI technology within the field of climate change. In fact, students have realised that less than 1% of publications at prestigious AI conferences mention ‘climate’ at all, which seems a real shame given the potential insight…
Is our artificial intelligence (AI) technology any better at understanding the world than an infant? Researchers at Trinity College Dublin debate in newly published research.
In the Future in Films series, we will focus on the tech we see in popular films and whether this is available in the real world. Our first instalment will put Iron Man in the spotlight as we look at Tony Stark’s impressive array of high-tech assistants that aid him in running his uber successful weapons business, Stark Industries.
AI is not untainted by bias, and the United States House of Representatives has taken cognizance of the fact. New York Representative Yvette Clarke has reignited a polemic against discriminatory algorithms.
The endeavour to build smarter AI brought the researchers at Purdue to draw from one of the simplest creatures in the animal kingdom.
Google’s new software uses ground-breaking methods to improve the resolution of digital images using AI
Elon Musk unveils a bot that will look and act like a human, with the aim of carrying out work.
A Columbia University study unveiled a new computer vision technique that imparts intuitive sense to machines—allowing AI to leverage ‘higher-level associations’ to predict movements.
Razer has partnered with Hong Kong-based waste cleaning startup ClearBot to leverage AI to reduce oceanic pollution
Flawless are using Deepfake technology in order to change the way that films are sold overseas.
The new Adidas GMR technology aims to connect gaming and physical football worlds through insoles fitted with a smart tag made by Google.
Toyota have acquired Lyft’s autonomous driving project. Is this clever boost into a growing market for Toyota or Lyft escaping from an unviable business plan?
The European Commission’s first legal framework on Artificial Intelligence aims for “human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive and trustworthy AI”
Two years ago, Google’s autonomous ride-hailing service became the first in the world to bring its fleet of self-driving cars to passengers for the everyday commute. Here’s what’s new.
The New Zealand government-backed Māui Drone Project would utilize a fleet of autonomous drones to track and protect endangered dolphins
AI continues to grow. As the world we live in is getting each day more unpredictable, we will soon need an Intelligence capable of adapting to every circumstance.
Amazon is lending companies access to Alexa’s advanced AI stack to build their voice assistants, tailored to fit their consumers
We learn through imitation, and now, AI is imitating. A new light-powered chip could make AI smarter, faster, and human-like.
The editorial’s presidential forecasting model accounts for polling, demographic, economic and historical data to answer the most pressing question of 2020
When it rains, it pours, but Google’s breakthrough Machine Learning model warns you before the torrent knocks your doors
Nvidia’s revolutionary new Ampere cards will offer 8K HDR gaming, immersive VR experience with twice the anticipated core count, at $499