Updated with Google’s TensorFlow: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, and Deep Learning

**Note: there are links all over this post. Every link is unique, even if it has the same words as the link. So, click away for some awesome additional information! Some are amazingly informative!** **Note #2: This is a work in progress. The amount of time this article took led me to simply provide links near the end rather than explaining what the links basically "said". I'm going to fine-tune this over time. This could actually become a book; I'd love to do it!** Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neural Networks and Deep Learning are fascinating topics to be sure. More interesting to me, however, answers the question "How did we get where we are today, and, where 'are we' today?" This post is about all 3 technologies, the pioneers that led to where we are today with these technologies, where we "are" today with these technologies; along with some correlations to one of my other favorite technologies, Augmented Reality. The most inspiring and persistent AI revolutionaries is a … [Read more...]

3D Printing 100x Faster, Inspired by “Terminator 2”, TED Talks

I have an awesome intellectual collaborator named Dr. Don Nagy, CEO at California Computer Research, Inc. located at the University of California, Irvine - where I was in Pre-Med long ago. Don works closely with Dr. Robin Felder, Ph.D. Professor of Pathology, Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, The University of Virginia and Dr. Jim Earthman Ph.D. at University of California, Ecole Polytechique Federale de Lausanne, Stanford University. Dr. Nagy & I never seem to have enough time to collaborate on the numerous topics of interest we share. We initially met when he approached me when I was a new Google Glass Explorer (2nd round) to consult for he and his colleagues on how Google Glass could be used in teleoperations in diagnostic units in clinical laboratories. I actually had the privilege (& fun!) of driving VGo robots in a clinical lab on the east coast from my home office in sunny California! One of the last topics we talked about was centered around a TED Talk … [Read more...]

Google’s Operating System for the Internet of Things: “Brillo”

In 2014, I was fortunate enough to get a ticket into the annual Google I/O Conference, a much coveted ticket to say the least! It's Google's only conference each year and it's extremely difficult - almost impossible - to get into (unless you know someone, which was my case). Thanks again, Lynn Langit! Before I get started on the topic of Google's Operating System for the IoT, I'd like to explain just a little of my experience at Google I/O 2014, to give those of you a taste of what it's like if you've never been there. Being used to Microsoft conferences (with the attendance to one other type of conference under my belt at that time, the  unsurpassable Augmented World Expo 2014 (AWE) which is something you should never, ever miss!) I experienced total corporate culture shock! I/O is a bit like AWE but showing "some" of the Wearables, Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) that you'd see at AWE but specific only to Google. Google however … [Read more...]

DAQRI – The LA-Based Augmented Reality Corporation

For 2 years now, I've been lucky enough to attend the Augmented World Expo (augmentedworldexpo.com), the longest-lasting and largest conference and exhibition on Augmented & Virtual Reality, Wearable Technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT). If you haven't had an opportunity to go, I encourage you to attend in 2016 and every year after! You will see technologies that are currently being used that are so advanced it'll blow your mind! Guaranteed! *All images apart from the top image were taken from DAQRI's web properties* This post is about the world's leading Augmented Reality/4D company, DAQRI, based in LA. They are a HUGE player in the augmented reality space because not only do they have their Smart Helmet that sets a new higher standard for industrial, professional-grade wearables, but they also create state-of-the-art AR software and other impressive solutions. In addition, DAQRI provides the best tools to create AR software, which is sorely needed in the … [Read more...]

takeOn Mobile Competition Framework PowerPoint

The original idea of the stakeholder was to create "funny" contests that were then voted on by peers. It was a great idea but I expanded the application to be applicable in many other genres. Below is the front page of a website my startup created (UXSynergy) which wasn't implemented because the stakeholder didn't think a website was necessary.   Click on the following link to   read the PDF Brochure: http://bit.ly/1ILvlJC                 … [Read more...]

Some D&B MVP Video Interviews

Click the link below to watch 18 D&B MVP video interviews in a series from SQL PASS 2014 (includes 1 interview from a data expert from Italy who wants to be a D&B MVP but the Program was limited to people residing in North America): http://bit.ly/1eVV4re … [Read more...]

Kim Schmidt’s Dun & Bradstreet MVP Program Manager Video

I arranged for a professional videographer to take video interviews of the D&B MVP's that were present at the Microsoft SQL PASS Conference in 2014 while I was D&B's MVP Program Manager. This is my interview, of course taken at the end of 14 hours of shooting the MVP's ;-) … [Read more...]

Popar Toys

With the upcoming Augmented World Expo (www.augmentedworldexpo.com) 2015, I wanted to quickly share how "Harry Potter-like" AR actually is, a short snippet of a video taken at AWE2014...more to come in the days prior to June 8-10, 2015!   … [Read more...]

Robotic Personal Chef!

At CES 2015, Serenti Kitchen introduced Cooki, the closes thing to a robotic chef that cooks healthy food for busy people. Based on the concept of Keurig, where you buy K-Cups to put in coffee machines, Cooki builds "food pods" you could pick up at the grocery store or have delivered so you don't even have to cut the veggies! You first use your smart device to choose from a list of recipes from famous chefs, restaurants, friends, grandmothers, etc. Then you open your refrigerator and get out the trays of fresh,  pre-cut, pre-washed, pre-portioned food and load it into the machine. Tap your smart device and Cooki starts cooking. Each ingredient will be added at the right time & temperature. And a robotic arm above it's own heating surface cooks until it's ready to consume. Watch Cooki at work in the video below:   Watch the evolution of Cooki from prototype to the state it was shown at CES in the video below:   Cooki is now on the well-known … [Read more...]

The Wearable Future

  As stated in an earlier post, Optical Head Mounted Devices (OHMD's), that stood upon the shoulders of Google Glass, have been helping businesses streamline many mundane chores that could be done (even better) than by humans alone. Indeed, the wearable community is growing, and I knew that the instant I first heard a whisper of their presence. Watch this great video by Price Waterhouse Cooper entitled "Spotlight on the Wearable Future" (image taken from video). Don't miss this bandwagon! It's reality. … [Read more...]