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 Autonomous Things and GPUs

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Software-defined, AI-enabled Autonomous Vehicles (AV) require Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) for developing and running AI and XR end-to-end. GPUs enable the technology to apply deep learning algorithms to complex sensor data in order to produce autonomous actions.

In addition, GPUs are used for the creation of next-generation augmented reality (AR) interfaces, with information pertaining to points of interest, alerts, navigation, and co-pilot support for drivers.

This webinar will provide an overview of the fundamental characteristics of GPUs required to support new functionalities, including architecture, design, and verification points of view. It will also describe how dependability and functional safety need to be considered in order to provide the required level of trust for GPU computing. 

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Featured Speaker: Featured Speaker: Riccardo Mariani, VP of Industry Safety at NVIDIA


RM HeadshotRiccardo Mariani is widely recognized as an expert in functional safety and integrated circuit reliability. In his current role as VP of Industry Safety at NVIDIA, he is responsible for driving safety alignment across NVIDIA’s automotive and embedded business units as industrial, robotics, and healthcare. To this end, he is responsible for developing cohesive safety strategies and cross-segment safety processes, architecture, and products that can be leveraged across NVIDIA’s AI-based hardware and software platforms.
Prior to NVIDIA, he was a fellow and chief functional safety technologist at Intel Corporation, where he oversaw strategies and technologies for IoT applications that require functional safety, high reliability and performance, such as autonomous driving, transportation, and industrial systems.

Mariani is 2020 First VP of IEEE Computer Society, re-elected for 2021 as well. He is also VP for Standardisation Activities of the same Society. He chairs the IEEE Special Technical Community on Reliable, Safe, Secure, and Time Deterministic Intelligent Systems as also the IEEE P2851 standard on safety analysis and verification. He spent the bulk of his career as CTO of Yogitech, an industry leader in functional safety technologies. Before co-founding the Italian company in 2000, he was technical director at Aurelia Microelettronica, where his responsibilities included leading high-reliability topics in projects with CERN in Geneva.

A prolific author and respected inventor in the functional safety field, Mariani has contributed to multiple industry standards efforts throughout his career, including leading the ISO 26262-11 part specific to semiconductors. He has been awarded by the IEEE Computer Society with the Golden Core Member and Spirit of the IEEE Computer Society awards. He has also won the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Award for his engineering achievements. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the University of Pisa in Italy.  

 

Recorded Webinars

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Knowledge-as-a-Service (KaaS) and the Cognitive Digital Twin 

Knowledge-as-a-Service (KaaS) is a computing service that delivers knowledge to users, as opposed to data or information. KaaS enables technologists and engineers to make knowledge live and evolving on the web by allowing users to learn directly from elaborated knowledge, for example, in the form of knowledge graphs.

By merging KaaS with Artificial Intelligence, it is then possible to define the concept of a Cognitive Digital Twin. A complete cognitive digital twin will act similarly to AI that can make its own decisions, process thoughts, and execute actions, just like a real, functioning organism.

Featured Speakers: Professor Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy


Web5 RecordedWebinar CreatingNewRealitiesCreating New Realities: Convergence of XR and Robotic Technologies

The recent advancements in technology and the exponential increase in the use of interconnected devices have drawn significant interest and influenced the development of complex computing systems. Working with the emerging digital technologies of Virtual (VR), Augmented (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Digital Twins, and Robots has never been more exciting than today. Especially when these technologies are fused together in innovative ways to allow the development of a new amalgamated reality and provide opportunities that may radically change the way we interact with real and artificial agents, our surroundings, and with each other.

This webinar presents a new type of Cyber-Physical-Social Eco-Society (CPSeS) system that implements the idea of ‘technological fusion’ by bringing together Mixed Realities, Robots, and Social Networking to provide engaging and interactive new `realities’. This CPSeS goes beyond current virtual environments experiences by encompassing both physical and virtual spaces using cutting edge robotics technology for actuating, sensing, processing, and guiding purposes, immersive technologies for visualization, and integrating social inputs between users in the real and virtual worlds, creating a disruptive new paradigm that can contribute to the digital transformation of a wide range of domains.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Louis Nisiotis and Dr. Lyuba Alboul


Web4 RecordedWebinar EpisOfAlgorithmsThe Epistemology of Algorithms

All human communications, not to mention those of all primates, most vertebrates, and even insects have been mediated by the production of meaning, from mere utterances to the most evolved media. Algorithms produce meaning too, but they achieve it through a process that doesn’t require an understanding (e.g. Google Translate needs no background information and doesn't always make sense). Hence, humans are unable to influence systematically produced algorithms. This fact may present a challenge to epistemology in matters of decision-making, robotics, symbiotic autonomous systems, and ethics.

Are you knowledgeable about previous pandemics that affected the world? How much of that info do you take into consideration in situations relevant to Covid-19? Learn more about this and the challenges regarding epistemology in matters of decision-making, robotics, symbiotic autonomous systems, and ethics.

Featured Speaker: Derrick de Kerckhove, CEO & Scientific Director for MediaDuemila and Osservatorio TuttiMedia

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Web3 RecordedWebinar SmartTechinBrowsingSmart Technologies in Enhancing Browsing Experiences

Information search is an activity that involves various techniques and methods for finding new insights. Physical and digital spaces as different contexts provide unique advantages for search activities: the physical environment provides spatial layout and interaction with tangible objects, while online information applications support browsing and knowledge discovery.

This talk focuses on systems that aim (or could be used) to bridge the gap between physical and digital arenas, using digital data associated with physically situated objects, and transforming and visualizing this data in relation to a given context. Using portable devices or digital realities headsets, applications generate the object-related data visualizations for further exploration. With such systems and its interplay between real and digital realms, new avenues could be opened for creating in-situ immersive visual experiences. 

Featured Speaker: Zona Kostic, Program Director at APUS, Research Scientist at Harvard University

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webinar2 recordingDigital Twins

Digital Twins are becoming the bridge, the orchestrators in between the cyber and the physical space and technologies like AR/VR/MR are at the same time the tools letting us enter the cyberspace and the manifestation of the cyberspace itself.

This webinar will start with an introduction to Digital Twins, how the concept has evolved in the last 15 years, and how they are now applied in manufacturing, their current market value, and the main players in this area.

Then, the talk will shift to the future, how Digital Twins are evolving right now, how they are becoming an important tool in areas as diverse as Healthcare, Finance, Education, etc. In this evolution, the Digital Reality Initiative is playing a significant role, and this webinar will address the current activities where all of you can be involved.

Featured Speaker: Roberto Saracco, IEEE Digital Reality co-chair and IEEE Future Directions Committee member

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PDT WebinarPersonal Digital Twins and their role in Epidemics Control

Digital Twins are becoming the bridge, the orchestrators in between the cyber and the physical space and technologies like AR/VR/MR are at the same time the tools letting us enter the cyberspace and the manifestation of the cyberspace itself.

This webinar will start with an introduction to Digital Twins, how the concept has evolved in the last 15 years, and how they are now applied in manufacturing, their current market value, and the main players in this area.

Then, the talk will shift to the future, how Digital Twins are evolving right now, how they are becoming an important tool in areas as diverse as Healthcare, Finance, Education, etc. In this evolution, the Digital Reality Initiative is playing a significant role, and this webinar will address the current activities where all of you can be involved.

Featured Speakers: Roberto Saracco, IEEE Digital Reality co-chair and IEEE Future Directions Committee member, and Derrick de Kerckove, former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at University of Toronto

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Webinar Series

The IEEE Digital Reality Webinar Series explores the latest innovations and challenges in the realm of digital realities. Hear from leading technologists about AR/VR/MR, human augmentation, immersive and related technologies, how they are affecting industries today, and how they will impact our future tomorrow. Check out our current webinars, and start learning now.

Upcoming Webinars:
   
     • Exploring IEEE's Digital Reality Technologies to Accelerate Business Growth, Nick Napp, January 2020
     • Digital Transformation and Technological Megatrends, Roberto Saracco, February 2020 

Videos

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Pt. 1: Digital Reality - Roberto Saracco - Industry Panel 2, IEEE Globecom, 2019

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Roberto Saracco, IEEE Future Directions, considers the ability to create a digital version of yourself in cyberspace and what the technological evolution will bring within the next ten years. Saracco envisions a unified and singular reality composed of both our cyber and physical realities. 

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touchIROS TV 2019- Pohang University of Science and Technology- Haptics and Virtual Reality Laboratory

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Haptics and Virtual Reality Laboratory at POSTECH in Korea, directed by Prof. Seungmoon Choi, researchers study fundamental science, technologies, and applications related to haptics. Today, the group is focusing on developing good technologies that help people make haptic content more easily and quickly.

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mixed reality videoMixed Reality - The Future of Our World

IEEE Future Directions

Haptics and Virtual Reality Laboratory at POSTECH in Korea, directed by Prof. Seungmoon Choi, researchers study fundamental science, technologies, and applications related to haptics. Today, the group is focusing on developing good technologies that help people make haptic content more easily and quickly.

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Archived Content

Interested in discovering more articles, webinars, podcasts, etc. relative to the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative? 

Click here to view a complete list of all the articles and content published on the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative web portal.