Was just sent this by a friend, it’s a great test of visual recognition at the moment!

Camfind managed to recognize Crocoduck!

It’s fun to see the progress on this sector of research as it’s going to fundamentally change things when computers can really see and understand what they see.  Now driverless cars can avoid crocoducks!

http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/16/how-stephen-wolframs-image-recognition-tool-performs-against-5-alternatives/

I was in the audience and sadly they didn’t capture everything he did, but the guy and the experience he delivered was incredible.

It’s fun to see people like Takaharu Tezuka thinking outside the box.  This is a re-think of Kindergarten.

 

Really well made short film on Eric Hollenbeck, master woodworker.

http://blueoxmill.com/

After getting the Eureka award, they asked if I’d make a few comments to camera upstairs.

Peter Polydor sent me a link to what I said.

Hopefully some of this stuff makes sense.

This was the most surprising talk at TED 2015. It seems like a talk on Flags has the potential to be boring and so it just shows the power of a really great presenter.  Enjoy!

Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don’t have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.

This talk at TED 2015 really impressed me.  Bamboo is not the easiest wood to work with but when you see what people can do with it, it’s incredible.

This talk by Elora Hardy shows the potential of making beautiful structures from some of the fastest growing material in the world.

You’ve never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of bamboo, as both a sustainable resource and a spark for the imagination. “We have had to invent our own rules,” she says.

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