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This is a design outcome that uses embedded intelligent systems. Year 13s?

“Two years ago, we saw an opportunity that was more than just building drones or new cameras,” MQ said in an interview. “What we saw was a unique opportunity to embed AI in compact devices. I personally like to call it embedded AI. Through my grad studies at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon, it was all done on big data centers. What I’ve seen over the past few years is smartphones have not only significantly driven down the cost of components but we’re also seeing huge improvements. We can adopt top-of-the-line smartphones chips to run a lot of these computer vision algorithms.” – Meng Qiu “MQ” Wang (creator)

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University of Auckland: Technology Needs to be at Top Table

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University of Auckland Adjunct Associate Professor Daniel Vidal.
University of Auckland Adjunct Associate Professor Daniel Vidal.

New Zealand companies have a chance to better what firms around the globe are struggling with – promoting technology leaders like CIOs into strategic roles.

University of Auckland Adjunct Associate Professor Daniel Vidal says companies around the world risk becoming “digital casualties” if they do not employ their best IT brains – like chief information officers – at a strategic level, helping to shape their company’s direction instead of just providing IT infrastructure and service.

The CIO should be seen as a designer or a strategiser, feeding technology into the overall strategy and creating “true business transformation”, he says.

“Look how Domino’s Pizza has woven digital through its business model, and Netflix and Spotify have transformed the model of how people engage with music, film and television. That’s where CIOs can play a big role.”

Read more at the New Zealand Herald.

Unity on the Menu for 2016

Official_unity_logoI’m pleased to announce that Nayland College Digital Dojo has been granted educational licenses to use Unity 5 in 2016.

From their website:

Unity Technologies values the immense contributions made by educators and educational institutions. You help drive the future of the industry and expand the use of interactive application and game development technologies. You teach, support and mentor learners so they can realize their ambitions. We do all we can to support you through:

  • Easy and open access for individual students and faculty with Unity 5 Personal Edition
  • Special offers for institutions on licenses, content and services
  • An enhanced program of video tutorials and sample projects to support learning
  • An comprehensive, competency-based, hands-on curricular framework
  • An industry-validated Professional Skills Standard with an academic cross-reference
  • A vibrant online community of committed users keen to team up and offer advice