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Competition- Smart Materials for the project OLYMPICS 2016. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. MyiLibrary. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Google + Levi’s Come Together to Tackle Wearable Technology. What could an iconic jeans maker and a technology juggernaut have in common?

Google + Levi’s Come Together to Tackle Wearable Technology

Aside from common Bay Area roots, the Levi’s® brand and Google share another distinction: Our innovations have transformed the way people live. Blue jeans, our gold-rush era invention, forever changed the way the world dresses, while Google’s search technology transformed the way the world discovers information. Now, the two companies are working together to tackle a new challenge. Today, at Google I/O 2015, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group unveiled Project Jacquard and named the Levi’s® brand its first official partner. The goal of Google’s Project Jacquard is to confront the historical limitations of wearable technologies by decoupling the touch interface from the digital device. Google Is Hacking Our Clothes to Work Like Touchscreens. If you want to understand a key piece of Google’s vision for the future of the fashion, furniture, and automotive industries, look no further than Lady Gaga.

Google Is Hacking Our Clothes to Work Like Touchscreens

Specifically, at a dress she wore to a 2013 iTunes Festival in London. Her ensemble, made by design firm Studio XO, included a 3D-printed mechanism that blew bubbles as she walked. There was so much machinery inside the dress that she needed two assistants to help her stay upright. When Ivan Poupyrev sees Gaga’s insane dress, he has an odd reaction. He thinks man, it would be great if tech like this could be built into more stuff. Click to Open Overlay Gallery OK, technically Poupyrev’s idea is called Project Jacquard. Conductive fabric is nothing new, but conductive fabric at scale is. AeroAstro Centennial Webcast. Vicarious - About. About Vicarious We are building a unified algorithmic architecture to achieve human-level intelligence in vision, language, and motor control.

Vicarious - About

Currently, we are focused on visual perception problems, like recognition, segmentation, and scene parsing. We are interested in general solutions that work well across multiple sensory domains and tasks. Using inductive biases drawn from neuroscience, our system requires orders of magnitude less training data than traditional machine learning techniques. Our underlying framework combines advantages of deep architectures and generative probabilistic models. We have raised ~$70M in funding and are not constrained by publication, grant applications, or product development cycles. The Vicarious team leverages progress in machine learning and computer vision communities, and we are always looking for exceptional researchers to join our team. Scientific Advisors Technical Team. Elon Musk says he invested in DeepMind over 'Terminator' fears.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk worries about a "Terminator" scenario arising from research into artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk says he invested in DeepMind over 'Terminator' fears

Musk was an early investor in AI firm DeepMind, which was later acquired by Google, and in March made an investment San Francisco-based Vicarious, another company working to improve machine intelligence. Speaking to US news channel CNBC, Musk explained that his investments were, "not from the standpoint of actually trying to make any investment return… I like to just keep an eye on what's going on with artificial intelligence. I think there is potentially a dangerous outcome there. "

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Google Wants to Get in Your Levi's with Smart Jeans. Project Jacquard textile (for denim) responds to haptic feedback, empowers consumers to keep focus on the world around them Your future pair of denim jeans just got a hell of a lot more stylish, if you choose to buy them from Levi’s.

Google Wants to Get in Your Levi's with Smart Jeans

On Friday, the clothing brand announced its partnership with Google ATAP Labs team that will revolutionize wearable fashion with a material known as Project Jacquard. Created by Google, the textile is a platform with digital connectivity that will enable the control of phone features from the surface of a garment. Levi’s consumers can expect their apparel of the future to react to haptic feedback, such as touching your jeans to silence a phone call during a meeting or pushing a button on your denim jacket to remember the location of a restaurant as you walk past.

Dillinger details the project vision and its aim to empower people to step back from their devices and focus on more meaningful human connections. TAG launches luxury smartwatch. Jewellery & Watches. This Key Note Market Update examines the UK market for jewellery and watches, covering the value of sales over the past 5 years, the leading trends and issues in the retail sector, the global supply chain and the international trade of goods with the UK, and the future of the market up to the year 2019.

Jewellery & Watches

Despite difficult economic conditions of late, sales of jewellery and watches have been recession-proof, displaying consistent growth in value over the past 5 years and recording growth of 3.4% in 2014 alone. The market can be analysed in greater detail in terms of real jewellery, fashion and costume jewellery, and watches. Polo Tech Manual. The PoloTech™ Shirt - Tees   Sweatshirts & T-Shirts. How Wearables Could Influence Mobile Advertising. Having read with great interest over the past few weeks a number of different articles on the role of wearable technology in marketing, I wanted to take the opportunity to share my thoughts on what’s happening with wearables in another fast growing area of digital marketing: mobile.

How Wearables Could Influence Mobile Advertising

Much like wearables, mobile is still seen by some as a new kid on the block. But while mobile fought to have a presence on media plans in the beginning, in the last 18 months the industry has turned a corner. Mobile ad spend in the UK now accounts for over one fifth (23%) of all digital advertising, according to the IAB UK’s 2014 figures. This change is being driven by proliferation – smartphone penetration will hit 2.89 billion globally by 2017 according to the GSMA – and by usage – many reports estimate that consumers now look at their mobile screens up to 220 times a day. Birmingham City University - Sign In.