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QUALINET Multimedia Databases

Article from http://multimediacommunication.blogspot.gr/ A key for current and future developments in Quality of Experience resides in a rich and internationally recognized database of content of different sorts, and to share such a database with the s… → Read More: QUALINET Multimedia Databases

“There’s no bad data, only bad uses of data”

Article from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/technology/big-data-and-a-renewed-debate-over-privacy.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 IN the 1960s, mainframe computers posed a significant technological challenge to common notions of privacy. That’s when t… → Read More: “There’s no bad data, only bad uses of data”

Proximity solutions for a new way to interact with mobile devices

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Open positions for scientists and postdocs at QCRI

The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI: http://www.qcri.qa/) is looking to hire 3 scientists/PostDocs over the course of the next 12 months in the Information Retrieval area. QCRI conducts world-class applied computing research, creating knowledg… → Read More: Open positions for scientists and postdocs at QCRI

Large image data sets with LIRE – some new numbers

Article from http://www.semanticmetadata.net/ People lately asked whether LIRE can do more than linear search and I always answered: Yes, it should … but you know I never tried. But: Finally I came around to index the MIR-FLICKR data set and some of … → Read More: Large image data sets with LIRE – some new numbers

Eagle-Claw Drone Grabs Objects In Mid-Flight

  Now that quadrotor drones have been programed to spy on us, play music and land on wires like birds, it’s time to get down to a little fine tuning. Up for the task is Justin Thomas and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania’s GRA… → Read More: Eagle-Claw Drone Grabs Objects In Mid-Flight

OpenVIDIA : Parallel GPU Computer Vision

  OpenVIDIA projects implement computer vision algorithms running on on graphics hardware such as single or multiple graphics processing units(GPUs) using OpenGL, Cg and CUDA-C. Some samples will soon support OpenCL and Direct Compute API’s also…. → Read More: OpenVIDIA : Parallel GPU Computer Vision

Microsoft Kinect Learns to Read Hand Gestures, Minority Report-Style Interface Now Possible

Article from: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-software/microsoft-kinect-hand-gesture-control Not only is the Microsoft Research Cambridge team finally releasing their 3D modeling API Kinect Fusion, they’re bringing you gesture c… → Read More: Microsoft Kinect Learns to Read Hand Gestures, Minority Report-Style Interface Now Possible

ACM MM Open Source Software Competition

The ACM Multimedia Open-Source Software Competition celebrates the invaluable contribution of researchers and software developers who advance the field by providing the community with implementations of codecs, middleware, frameworks, toolkits, librari… → Read More: ACM MM Open Source Software Competition

Updates on LIRE (SVN rev 39)

Article from http://www.semanticmetadata.net/Author:Mathias Lux LIRE is not a sleeping beauty, so there’s something going on in the SVN. I recently checked in updates on Lucene (now 4.2) and Commons Math (now 3.1.1). Also I removed some deprecation t… → Read More: Updates on LIRE (SVN rev 39)