Diana Ciorba:What triggered your interest for robotics? How did it start? Hiroshi Ishiguro: When I was in elementary school, I spent most of the time drawing pictures and writing a diary. I used to draw or paint anything that came to my mind, even during class, without listening to my teacher. At that time, I could cultivate a capacity for expressiveness. When in fifth grade, I encountered an unforgettable incident.
Ovidiu Mățan: Agile manifesto is one of the important aspects in building modern software and you are one of its founders. Could you describe what the context was back in 2001 when you and the rest of the group wrote it? What is the origin of its name? Arie van Bennekum: I can just speak for myself, not for others. I consciously started consciously working in a different way in 1994. It was a very specific choice. I did not understand my value as technical designer, and wanted to change bureaucracy and improve on business value. Right from the start, I became very active in the community of best practices. It was one of these communities, the DSDM Consortium in the UK that I represented in Salt Lake.
Jennifer Marsman: We have a number of different Microsoft Artificial Intelligence products kind of spread throughout the whole company. We kind of meet people where they are in terms of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. So for example, we have something called The Cognitive Services, and those are pre-trained models that you can just call and they do very common Artificial Intelligence tasks such as facial detection (like recognizing my face is right here) and facial verification (recognizing that I am Jennifer Marsman) and emotion recognition and text analytics (being able to detect the sentiment text, and what language it is, and automatic machine translation and the key topic extractions, if you’d like support logs, figuring out the main points in them) and all sorts of things like that. So there are these common tasks that everyone is doing over and over again. We have great pre-trained models where you can essentially just call them via the REST API call then get a bunch of data back.
We talked with Susan Weinschenk, CEO @ The Team W, about the evolution and the future of human interaction with devices at USI 2017, Paris.
We talked with Henrik Kniberg about latest Agile approaches, how to consider output value instead of quantity in an Agile project, how to get to a free highway project instead of a stuck one and at the end a nice way to organize you barbecue party. Henrik Kniberg is Owner & Agile/Lean Coach @ Crisp, he was getting a lot of media attention with the Spotify model.
How it is a virtual classroom in Qube and how virtual people collaboration looks like? We had a nice walkthrough with David Lomas, CTO @ Pentacle Virtual Business School.
We talked with Tim about Microsoft Cognitive Solution, CNN digital solution, how image recognition can help for a safer word, Romania and more.
We had a great talk with Peeter Leeson about quality, about what defines a good product and why testers should not find issues for a correct defined product. These are some of the topics we discussed with Peter @ IT Camp 2017
We talk @ Leade.rs about startups in the startups in emerging markets, hardware components, future and drones with Paul Papadimitriou - Founder, Innovation Scout, Futurist @ Intelligencr
We talk with Frédéric Mazzella about what is BlaBlaCar and what startups are they looking for to invest.