An interview with Mason Bretan and Gil Weinberg of Georgia Tech, discussing how they (and others) have imbued musical “feeling” in robotic systems.
An article about recent developments in computer programs that mimic human conversation (“chatbots”), particularly the use of modern artificial intelligence techniques to improve their discourse.
An interview with Sarah Meiklejohn, lead author of a paper that describes how she and her colleagues unmasked some bitcoin owners, despite the common belief that bitcoin is anonymous.
An article about use of digital resources and mobile devices to improve crops worldwide.
The video is really great! We loved the framing and were clapping in the lab earlier today when we first caught wind of it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Thomas Dietterich about fears — both real and imagined — as artificial intelligence gains capabilities. Shot in the forests of Eastern Oregon.
I saw the video you set up [of my work], and it is really great! All the people who saw it found it particularly pedagogical in explaining
the reasons why we need such [programming] languages.
An article about apps that attempt to discern when their users exhibit signs of depression, mania, and other mental issues.
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.
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.
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.
An interview with two French roboticists, with a demonstration of how a humanoid robot actualizes their research.
Your tutorials on lynda.com were really helpful, they make it really easy for non-programmers.
I just finished your Drupal 7 Essential Training on lynda.com. It was very informative. I also bought your Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide book from Amazon. I’m about half-way through it. I know there is overlap in the information, but I find that watching the videos and reading the book helps it stick. I have a MODX and WP background, so your training really helped me with absorbing Drupal. Thank you.
Adobe researcher Sylvain Paris explains how a new method of combining Gaussian and Laplacian pyramids results in image filters that can enhance details without distorting edges.
Videojournalism about a new method for comparing the processes called “finite-state machines” that underlie much of computer science.
I have watched your videos on lynda.com as my bible — you are an excellent trainer.
Tom, I sent the video [about my work] around to my colleagues, and they all agree that it was extremely well-done. Very professional, making the point without over-hyping, and with informative content.
Videojournalism introducing a paper that outlines how both computers and members of natural communities (such as ants, birds, and cells) cooperate.
A column for Volume 4, Issue 1 of “Drupal Watchdog”, the print magazine distributed at the semi-annual DrupalCon. It discusses the importance of an “easy entry” to technology, and the struggles Drupal has experienced in that regard.
Videojournalism about how researchers are teaching computers to understand the processes that create human emotion, possibly leading to better decisions and human-computer interfaces.
Ph.D.s: Want a month of all-expenses-paid training, with a six-figure job waiting for you when you’re done? That’s what a new crop of “data-science boot camps” offer — for those who qualify. (Online-only article.)
Videojournalism about algorithms that help computers recognize objects within an image, and undestand the scene itself.
Videojournalism about a system at http://newsstand.umiacs.umd.edu/ that interprets newsfeeds, placing items on a map (among other things).
I sense your sincerity and desire to actually give of your knowledge. Your desire to help others is a very worthy character trait (a gift actually!). It’s appreciated by many.
Videojournalism about turning photo collections into movie-like “Face Movies”, via a system that’s been incorporated into Google’s Picasa photo program. (Many thanks to guest interviewer Teresa Meek.)
I was afraid to work on this article about the gender gap in computing because it’s a topic surrounded by dogma, strong feelings, and poorly conceived statistics. As a result, most coverage on it is timid and shallow. But I think the hours of interviewing and research paid off. I’m happy with how it turned out. Online-only.
It’s gotten lots of coverage:
- Interview subject Meta Brown’s mention in her series, “Meta’s Binder Fulla Women”
- Slashdot article with a misleading attribution in the headline. (My comment on it.)
- Andrew Leonard’s thoughtful musings, again with a misleading attribution. (My comment on it.)
- The Spiceworks community forum for IT/tech professionals is hosting a heated discussion in response to the article.
Videojournalism about the applications of, and solutions to, the “maximum-flow/minimum-cut” problem, which affects surprisingly diverse fields. As before, I did most of this, with the help of two shooters.
Videojournalism about a program at Caltech that collects seismic data through the cell phones of volunteers throughout the Los Angeles area. I did pretty much everything — shooting, editing, titles, narration, audio, intro music — with the help of an experienced primary cameraperson.
A celebration of the life work of Leslie Lamport, recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award. I did production, direction, editing, voiceover, and most of the shooting. Promoted in the article at http://cacm.acm.org/news/175166-general-agreement/fulltext , and presented at the awards banquet.
An article in the May 2014 issue of CACM about data storage for very long times, e.g. a million years.
I just wanted to say thank you for your lynda.com tutorials. I’ve been a content/project manager for the past four-plus years and I’ve always worked with Drupal — but only recently I have had the opportunity to be on the admin level. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know these new privileges through your approachable tutorials.
Your videos are the main source of my Drupal education and they are well presented, informative, and example-filled to allow me to get content out and new sites built very quickly. Thank you for all of your work and I look forward to more videos as Drupal continues to develop.
A video to accompany this article in CACM. Wrote, produced, and presented.
An article in the January 2014 issue of CACM about “affective computing”, which enables your computing device to perceive react to your emotions and moods.
“Crowdfunding for technology gains traction” — an online-only article covering technology funding venues including Fundable, Gittip, Bountysource, and others, with commentary from various players including Eric S. Raymond and the National Crowdfunding Association.
Just wanted to say that so far I am finding your Lynda courses delightful!
I watched your Drupal 7 Essential Training and fell in love with Drupal. Now I want to take Drupal seriously and find it as my feature career. I just want to thank you for your awesome tutorial at lynda.com.
I just wanted to say thank you for your easy-on-the-ears videos on lynda.com about Drupal. I watched them over year ago and am now making a lot of Drupal sites, and am also passing on my knowledge to my classroom and employees. Today I was wondering, how did I get here? And I remembered, it was you and your damn videos. 🙂
A short online-only article about how supercomputer developers are teaming up with application specialists to make the hardware’s power more useful.
An article about vision systems that recognize actions, rather than just objects.
A video to accompany this article of the same name. My first solo video production!
An article for CACM about competing technologies to repurpose the Internet’s host-centric architecture so it’s more appropriate for small, often-mobile devices.
I can’t say enough how impressed I am with your and the other lynda.com tutorials that I have watched. I am a former math teacher, so I’m a pretty tough critic when it comes to teaching techniques. I have recommended the course to others in our company who are using it too.
Your article is easily the best piece I’ve read on Bitcoin, and its safe to say I’ve read a thousand or more. Here’s to hoping there’s more great stuff coming.