Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology

The Emerging Technology SIG examines specific new technologies and applications, as well as technology trends and opportunities across markets and industries. We don't mind if a technology has one foot in the lab; we do avoid those that are...

Upcoming Event04/23/2014, 06:30PM - 09:00PM, San Francisco, CA

Description

The Emerging Technology SIG examines specific new technologies and applications, as well as technology trends and opportunities across markets and industries. We don't mind if a technology has one foot in the lab; we do avoid those that are "established" in any sense of the word.

Recent talks have included indoor 3D mapping, improved internet protocols, emerging directions in programming languages, crowdsourced image processing, and cargo control in seaports. Since almost every technology contains some software, we range widely and fearlessly :)

Emerging Technology SIGs are free for SVForum members, and non-members who register in advance.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month. Please join us!

Interested in speaking at one of our events? Please email EmergingTechSIG@SVForum.org.

SIG Blog

Agust Egilsson last night at the Emerging Technology SIG of SVForum gave us a sweeping review of systems that empower non-developers to create complex models and big data applications. He then demoed QuantCell, a big data spreadsheet and end-user programming tool his team is developing to enable SMEs to benefit from big data, improve turnaround times, plus make the enormous global investment in open source code and algorithms directly available to domain experts who literally just drop them into spreadsheet cells.
 

Still in the lab, but computer scientists at the University of Washington have developed a way to use a modified Wi-Fi router to recognize gestures through walls - they claim to identify and classify a set of nine gestures with an average accuracy of 94 percent - no cameras or depth sensors required.

Great article from Gigaom on battery startups. Listed are 13 rare battery startups working on next-generation manufacturing, chemistry and printing technologies. These battery companies could create innovation that could revolutionize electric cars, the power grid and how we charge up our gadgets and cell phones. 
Read the article here

"Doctors 3D-printed an emergency airway tube that saved a 20-month old baby boy’s life. After imaging the boy’s faulty windpipe, doctors at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital printed 100 tiny tubes and laser-stitched them together over the trachea."

Video and story at TechCrunch

Boise State student Joshua Kiepert built a Raspberry Pi-based Beowulf Cluster for less than $2,000 that turned in a HPL peak performance of 10.13 GFLOPS. There's a photo. The fans are held in place with electrical tape.
 

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