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Interview

A conversation with Danish Contractor: advancing chatbots and intelligent question-answering systems to support complex human querying

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

In this series of interviews with innovation leaders, Ubiquity Associate Editor and software engineer, Dr. Bushra Anjum sits down with Danish Contractor, a senior artificial intelligence researcher at IBM Research India. Contractor discusses his work advancing question-answering systems and chatbots for complex human interaction. ...


Communication Corner

How to do a naked presentation

by Philip Yaffe

Each "Communication Corner" essay is self-contained; however, they build on each other. For best results, before reading this essay and doing the exercise, go to the first essay "How an Ugly Duckling Became a Swan," then read each succeeding essay.

A "naked" presentation solely relies upon good storytelling. Learn how to enrapture an audience without the use of visual aids.

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Interview

Students tackle the routing problem for in-traffic emissions tests

August 2019
Interviewed by Walter Tichy

(test) Clock speeds of computing chips have leveled off dramatically since 2005, and putting more cores in systems on a chip (SoC) has produced more heat, adding a new ceiling to further advances. Mike Frank and Art Scott represent a new vanguard of this leap-forward. Is the future in reversible, adiabatic computing and simpler architectures using posit arithmetic? Keep reading to find out. ...


Interview

A conversation with Marianna Obrist: using touch, taste and smell in virtual and augmented experiences

August 2019
Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

(test) Clock speeds of computing chips have leveled off dramatically since 2005, and putting more cores in systems on a chip (SoC) has produced more heat, adding a new ceiling to further advances. Mike Frank and Art Scott represent a new vanguard of this leap-forward. Is the future in reversible, adiabatic computing and simpler architectures using posit arithmetic? Keep reading to find out. ...