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The IEEE Digital Reality Webinar Series explores the latest innovations and challenges in the realm of digital reality. 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 upcoming and on-on-demand webinars to start learning:

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 IEEE Digital Reality Webinar Series — Upcoming Webinars

 
Benefits and Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles • 29 November 2021 • 3 PM ET

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Driverless vehicles are not a new concept, and several autonomous vehicles have been designed, tested, and even used for different purposes. However, the implementation of such an enhanced technology cannot happen overnight.

Covid-19 has significantly increased the need and demand for autonomous vehicles, bringing to light concerns pertaining to policies, ethics, attainability, standards, etc. Autonomous Vehicles can change life as we know it, and there are several benefits gained from the implementation and use of this technology, however, there are also a lot of challenges. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the autonomous vehicle market demands, current players, vehicle status, and challenges. In addition, areas of public safety and product safety will be discussed.

 

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SaminHussainFeatured Speaker: Samina Husain
IEEE Senior member
Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) Secretary
Member of the IEEE Future Directions (FDC) and Women in Engineering (WIE) Committees

Samina Husain received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree in 1987 from Concordia University, Montreal, and her executive MBA in “Management of Technology” in 2008 from the University of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

She brings 25+ years of industry experience in various technology domains: from standards development, satellite systems, software products, telecom infrastructure, broadcast solutions, and consumer electronics. Her industry roles vary from customer operations to project management in North and South America and Europe.

She is an IEEE Senior Member Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) Secretary, committee member of Future Directions (FDC), and Women in Engineering (WIE).

 


 
Power of AI: Future of Public Transportation • 9 December 2021 • 11 AM ET

web18portalimageWhat if buses didn’t have predefined routes? It’s an easy enough question to describe and, even without being steeped in the world of optimization, logistics, or even transportation, one can come up with many different visions of how a bus system without bus lines may function. That is the beauty and the curse of the question....

To actively optimize decisions of which bus goes where, when, and what services are available, an on-demand system is simultaneously vital and extremely difficult. Yet decisions made by such a system can be scrutinized by anybody who has ridden a bus.

In this talk, Alex Wallar will describe how such a transit system operates, how we’ve been able to optimize the routes for thousands of vehicles in real-time, and how demand-responsive bus systems pave the way for equitable transportation for all.

 

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AlexWallar smallSQFeatured Speaker: Alex Wallar
Co-Founder and CTO
The Routing Company

Alex Wallar is a co-founder and the CTO of The Routing Company. Alex was pursuing a PhD in EECS at MIT where he developed algorithms for optimizing mobility-on-demand systems. In 2019, he withdrew from his PhD to co-found TRC alongside Menno van der Zee. Prior to MIT, Alex received his BS in computer science at the University of St Andrews. Alex is passionate about making transportation equitable for everybody, everywhere.

 
More Upcoming Webinars:

  • The Power of AI: Telecommunications

 


 IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series

IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast series, we’ll talk with industry leaders in virtual reality, augmented reality, XR, human augmentation, smart robots, and much more, keeping you at the forefront of advancements in these ever-growing immersive technologies.

Check out the first episode in our IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series. Our first guest, Conor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta and co-founder and CEO of OpenBCI, shared his views on the future of AR and VR, brain-computer interfacing, key challenges, and more! Listen to the podcast 

 

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Featured Podcast: Q&A with Dr. Tom Coughlin, Current President of IEEE-USA

In this podcast, The Investor's Podcast chat with Dr. Tom Coughlin, who is the Current President of IEEE-USA. Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. He is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which is now on its second edition with Springer. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com and other blogs.

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Episode 9: Q&A with Nicholas Napp, co-founder of Xmark Labs LCC and IEEE Digital Reality Initiative steering committee member

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Nicholas Napp, co-founder of Xmark Labs LCC and IEEE Digital Reality Initiative steering committee member explores salient aspects of AI in gaming. He examines social and ethical implications for humanity along with perils, challenges, and opportunities in this realm.

Listen to Episode 9 (MP3, 25 MB)

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Episode 8: Q&A with Jeewika Ranaweera, Principal Hardware Engineer at Oracle and Steering Committee Member, IEEE Digital Reality Initiative

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Jeewika Ranaweera, Principle Hardware Engineer at Oracle and Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative, shares her unique insights on numerous areas where immersive technologies can benefit humanity. From improved employee and professional training, to treating medical and mental disorders and improving the overall daily lives of individuals, Jeewika explores how virtual and augmented reality technologies can be employed for the betterment of society.

Listen to Episode 8 (MP3, 18 MB)

Jeewika RanaweeraJeewika Ranaweera, Principal Hardware Engineer at Oracle and Steering Committee Member, IEEE Digital Reality Initiative

Episode 7: Q&A with Bill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Bill Tonti, senior director, IEEE Future Directions provides an overview on current IEEE roadmap activities and shares his insights on how they support IEEE’s efforts to drive innovation and advance the development of new technologies. Dr. Tonti also stresses the need for broad stakeholder and industry partner engagement to ensure roadmaps effectively address all relevant technology domains and industry ecosystems.

Listen to Episode 7 (MP3, 12 MB)

Dr. Bill TontiBill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Episode 6: Q&A with Bill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast conducted at the Augmented World Expo (AWE), Bill Tonti, senior director, IEEE Future Directions shared his views on the relationship between spatial, or 3 dimensional (3D) computing, and the advancement of digital reality technologies that enabled new use cases for autonomous vehicles, remotely monitored medical home care, as well as retail and wearable applications. While personally holding ownership to more than 280 U.S. patents, Dr. Tonti helps foster new initiatives that represent various technologies and motivates IEEE and the general public to engage with these programs.

Listen to Episode 6 (MP3, 16 MB)

Dr. Bill TontiBill Tonti, Senior Director for IEEE Future Directions

Episode 5: Q&A with Nicholas Napp, Co-Founder of Xmark Labs, LLC and Mixed Reality Panelist at IEEE TTM 2018

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast. An IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Nicholas Napp, co-founder of Xmark Labs LCC, provides unique insights on emerging XR use cases, their benefits and explores potential issues related to wider adoption of Virtual reality, Augmented reality and Mixed reality technologies both by enterprises and individuals. An industry veteran who has worked with VR and AR systems since the early 1990s, and a member of the IEEE Digital Reality Steering Committee, Napp was a panelist for the Mixed Reality-focused panel at the IEEE Technology Time Machine 2018 Symposium.

Listen to Episode 5 (MP3, 25 MB)

Nicholas NappNicholas Napp, Co-Founder of Xmark Labs, LLC and Mixed Reality Panelist at IEEE TTM 2018

Episode 4: Q&A with Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director for IEEE Future Directions

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast, Kathy Grise, senior program director, IEEE Future Directions provides highlights of a panel discussion she moderated at the Augmented World Expo (AWE), discusses the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative’s charter, and gives an overview of focus areas where individual stakeholders can join the community and get involved in helping shape this exciting technology space.

Listen to Episode 4 (MP3, 25 MB)

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Episode 3: Q&A with Raj Tiwari, Lead Co-Chair of IEEE Digital Reality

In this podcast, Raj Tiwari, lead co-chair of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative and organizing committee member for IEEE’s Technology Time Machine 2018 (TTM 2018) symposium, explores Extended Reality (XR) and its potential for changing how we live, work, learn and share, and he discusses existing and future use cases for the technology. Raj also highlights the importance of the upcoming TTM 2018 and how it can help ignite the technologies of tomorrow and serve as a catalyst for compelling discussions of the emerging technological advancements that are impacting humanity today, tomorrow, and beyond. Raj is participating at the TTM 2018 as a speaker and panelist on the Mixed Reality-focused panel on Day 2, November 1st at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Register now for TTM at http://sites.ieee.org/ttm/register/.

Listen to Episode 3 (MP3, 25 MB)

Raj TiwariRaj Tiwari, Lead Co-Chair of IEEE Digital Reality

Episode 2: Q&A with Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director for IEEE Future Directions

Kathy Grise, senior program director for IEEE Future Directions and organizing committee member for IEEE’s Technology Time Machine 2018 Symposium (TTM 2018) highlights the speakers and panelists rounding out this year’s event themed: Beyond Tomorrow. Held 31 Oct. and 1 Nov. at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, TTM 2018 features top industry executives, leading technologists and noted experts from academia, and covers technology advancements in augmented and virtual reality, agriculture, neuroscience, robotics, technology entrepreneurism, and more. Listen in and see why IEEE TTM 2018 continues to draw broad interest as a networking opportunity for those concerned with the impact of future technologies on business and industry, the individual and society as a whole, as well as ethics and policy. Register now for TTM and avail of discounted early registration rates at http://bit.ly/IEEETTM-18

Listen to Episode 2 (MP3, 15 MB)

Kathy GriseKathy Grise, Senior Program Director for IEEE Future Directions

Episode 1: Q&A with Conor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta and Co-Founder and CEO of OpenBCI

Welcome to the IEEE Digital Reality Podcast Series, an IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production. In this podcast series, we’ll talk with industry leaders in virtual reality, augmented reality, XR, human augmentation, smart robots, and much more, keeping you at the forefront of advancements in these ever-growing immersive technologies. We sat down with our first guest, Conor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta, and co-founder and CEO of OpenBCI, after his panel at the recently concluded Augmented World Expo in Silicon Valley. Conor shared his views on the future of augmented reality and virtual reality, brain computer interfacing, what he sees as some of the key challenges and opportunities that are driving the industry forward, and what keeps him up at night when it comes to the future of technology. Conor also discusses what he expects to learn at the upcoming 2018 IEEE Technology Time Machine symposium in San Diego, California on 31 October – 1 November 2018.

Listen to Episode 1 (MP3, 19 MB)

Conor RussomannoConor Russomanno, Director of Advanced Interfaces at Meta and Co-Founder and CEO of OpenBCI

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