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Video for "YFCC100M: The New Data in Multimedia Research"

Bart Thomee of Yahoo! introduces the Yahoo Flickr Creative Commons 100 Million (YFCC100M), a collection of images and videos released to aid researchers in computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 01/25/2016

Video for "Spatial Computing"

An interview with Shashi Shekhar at the University of Minnesota, as he describes challenges and opportunities from computing relationships in the spaces of our real world.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 12/22/2015

Video for "What Makes Paris Look Like Paris"

An interview with Carl Doersch about his paper, which shows how Google Street View images can be deconstructed to extract a city's characteristic features. Shot at at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 11/23/2015

Video for "Information Cartography"

Interviews with Carlos Guestrin and Eric Horvitz, who join Dafna Shahaf in a project to map and connect information much as a metro map visualizes a city subway. Shot in Seattle and Redmond, Washington.

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 10/23/2015

Video for "Rise of Concerns about AI"

Interview with Thomas Dietterich about fears -- both real and imagined -- as artificial intelligence gains capabilities. Shot in the forests of Eastern Oregon.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 09/28/2015

Video for "Programming the Quantum Future"

Interview with Benoît Valiron about programming quantum computers, in particular about his new language, "Quipper". Shot at the University of Waterloo (Canada) during a conference on the subject.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/23/2015

Video for "Exascale Computing and Big Data"

An interview with ACM Fellow Daniel Reed about the division between exaflop supercomputing and exabyte data management -- and how each field can inform the other. With lots of B-roll, thanks to staff and faculty throughout the University of Iowa.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 06/25/2015

Video for "Michael Stonebraker, 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipient"

Similar to the video I produced last year to celebrate 2013 recipient Leslie Lamport, this one describes highlights from the career of this venerable name in relational database science.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 05/21/2015

Video for "Optimization as Motion Selection Principle in Robot Action"

An interview with two French roboticists, with a demonstration of how a humanoid robot actualizes their research.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 04/23/2015

Video for "Sketch-Thru-Plan"

A researcher and a military expert at Adapx discuss how they speed up battlefield planning with "multi-modal input" that marries speech, sketch, and writing.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 03/23/2015

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