Press Release issued Sep 18, 2013: A 24-year-old California entrepreneur has met nearly thirty percent of his fundraising goal on Kickstarter.com in just the first week of his 45-day campaign on the crowd funding site.
IMPLEMENTING AN ACTION PLAN FOR DESIGN-DRIVEN INNOVATION The Action Plan is structured under three strategic areas for action: - Promoting understanding of design’s impact on innovation; - Promoting design-driven innovation in industries to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness; - Promoting the adoption of design to drive renewal in the public sector.
Ralph Schneider's insight:
Happy to see it proceeding. Also check out the book by Roberto Verganti "Design Driven Innovation".
Facebook is developing deep learning software to understand what its users say and do online
Meaningful artificial intelligence has been the aim of computer science since Alan Turing first imagined, in the 1950s, a computer that “passed” as human. Hollywood movies began shortly thereafter to depict computers with human-like intelligence. But, like so many things, artificial intelligence has been much harder to achieve in reality than in the movies.
But following research breakthroughs about five years ago, leading tech companies, including Microsoft, IBM and Google, have begun investing big money in artificial intelligence applications.