Emerging Trends Presentations
Xerox Research Centre Europe anniversary event, October 4th, 2013.
In parallel with Technology Demonstrations: Innovation in Action, a series of 15 minute presentations on new directions were given in a dedicated theatre.
The future of the workplace: through an ethnographers eyes. Jacki O’Neill
From culture to culture: the new frontier in a volatile digital world. Jean-Pierre Chanod
Self-driving cars: on the eve of a technological revolution Boris Chidlovskii
The introduction of “self-driving” cars will dramatically reshape not only the landscape of the automotive industry but also the role vehicles play in our lives and the future design of our roads and cities. Existing solutions have their limitations but will be overcome by the eventual convergence of sensor-based and communication-based vehicle technologies. The service opportunities that will arise from their widespread adoption are endless, in particular those based on the huge volume of data produced and the need to marshal heterogeneous data sources.
How social mass communication and language technology will change the way we run society. James Henderson
The advent of social media has allowed everyone to broadcast their opinion, but this rarely leads to the kind of common, shared understanding provided by traditional mass media. On-going advances in language technology that automatically summarise large sets of opinions will enable this shared understanding of the public. The result will change the way people communicate, and with it the nature of society.