Topic: Science and Technology (general)
Twelve speakers, five minutes each, speak what's on their minds on topics as varied as email apnea, how to be successful, a digital fairy tale, and nine other sessions in this hour of mind jamming discussion.
As Christine Peterson, cofounder of the Foresight Nanotech Institute puts it, "It is a scary world ahead." With threats possible by traditional, biological, and nano-technological means, Peterson questions the current approaches to security in this speech from the 2007 Singularity Summit. Instead, she proposes using lessons from the open source software model in a bottom-up approach might provide more effective security sensing.
On this edition of Interview with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with the Chief Scientist of IBM Entity Analytics, Jeff Jonas, who discusses a set of themes woven through his work, explored on his blog, and captured in a series of evocative phrases: perpetual analytics, non-obvious relationship awareness, sequence neutrality, "data finds data", and anonymous resolution.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with various leaders of industry of the biotech industry in the San Diego BioTech Cluster and asks them how to attract biotech venture capital in a place where the venture capitalists don't live.
Design or evolution? In building complex, artificial intelligence systems, is it best to use top down design, a gradual evolutionary process, or a combination of the two in order to maintain some level of control? Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is placing his money on iterative evolutionary algorithms as the best path to the future of artificial intelligence.
What do you get when you apply Moore's law to robotics and GPS? Chris Anderson, of Wired magazine, explains what you get in this Where 2.0 presentation. Cheap and ubiquitous location technologies combined with robotic toys have given birth to a thriving amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles community. Though these sophisticated spy toys, which are powered by open source software, are usually flying just for the fun of it, the federal regulators are trying to figure out what is even legal, in this brave new little world.
Although host Jon Udell isn't an avid gamer, and neither is his wife Luann, he was intrigued when she came home from a physical therapy session raving about the Nintendo Wii. In this episode Luann talks about how the Wii, the Balance Board, and the Wii Fit application are helping her retrain the proprioceptors in her legs. Then we'll hear from Anna Domyancic who, with Darren Gerber, runs Keene Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. Like other physical therapists, they're finding that the Wii can be a valuable therapeutic tool.
Herbert Needleman has received numerous awards for his work in documenting the effects of lead poisoning in children. Dr. Moira Gunn asks Needleman why we have unleaded paints and gasoline, and how neuro-developmental changes are caused by lead poisoning.
Kathy Sierra talks about expertise and neuroscience. The study of the differences between the world class performer and the average performer reveals something more important than genetics. Sierra shares several tips on how everyone can improve their performance and the most important factors in getting really good at something.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Judy Estrin, author of "Closing the Innovation Gap" and Cisco's CTO, about the state of the innovation ecosystem in the United States following the dot-com bust.