• CO2, GPS and Takata

    November 21, 2014

    In an article entitled "Google Can Now Describe Your Cat Photos,” our own David Bader of Georgia Tech is quoted (albeit without quotation marks) in the Wall Street Journal’s Digits column this week. The new technology could lead to big improvements in the accuracy of Google’s image-search results, which today often rely on  text found near a photo on a web page. One day it might help people search vast libraries of untagged photos or videos stored on smartphones, says David Bader, a professor of computer science at Georgia Tech. A startup called Viblio is using similar research out of Simon Fraser University to automatically categorize videos.

  • Gordon Bell Prize, Github and ISEE3

    November 14, 2014

    Advisory Board Member Gordon Bell (of the eponymous Gordon Bell Prize) has his finalists on pins & needles; the prize will be awarded next week!  See the short list here:

  • Internet Archive, IPCC and Eva Longoria

    November 07, 2014

    We simply love Brewster Kahle's (Seattle, Sep 2001, and San Francisco, Feb 2005) Internet Archive. In addition to being a treasure trove of books, music, movies, television news (2009-present), historic and open-source software, and, oh, making it possible to dial up any website as it looked on any particular day with the Wayback Machine, with the Internet Arcade, the Archive now makes it possible to play 900 old-school arcade games in your browser. . Moreover, the Archive's facility in San Francisco is hosting Aaron Swartz Day (Rome, Jul 2008) on Saturday, Nov 8, on what would have been Swartz's 28th birthday; the theme is "Setting the Record Straight."

  • Cyber Attacks, Solid-State Amplifier Integrated Circuit and Wolfram

    October 31, 2014

    The archives now contain full video coverage from Reprogramming Programming! If you or any member of your team need help finding your way through the TTI/Vanguard archive, please contact Claudia

  • Irish Coffee, Wearables and 50 Connected Women

    October 24, 2014

    One of our members wanted to remind each of you that Irish coffee was actually refined and perfected in San Francisco -

  • Antikythera, TrueNorth and The Accidental Roboticist

    October 17, 2014

    Our speakers, advisory board, and members are often making news. We thought you might appreciate regular updates on their doings, so we'll try our best to bring you interesting news and to keep it short! And—in the spirit of next year's meeting on collaboration—we hope that you'll help by sending us tidbits that you want us to include. As well, maybe you know of a great job opening or you just read a controversial article that you can-t wait to discuss at the next TTI/Vanguard meeting. Perhaps you want to ask a question of the group—we can do polls too. Share your ideas with us!

  • October: Reprogramming Programming

    October 05, 2014

    The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

    By Mariana Mazzucato

  • July: European [next]

    July 05, 2014

    Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

    By Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

  • April: Connecting the Bots

    April 05, 2014

    Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons from a New Science

    By Alex Pentland

  • February: Embracing Blur

    February 05, 2014

    Can't Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results

    By Bob Garfield