Microsoft Pivot

I have just seen another fascinating video from TED 2010. Dr. Gary Flake, who is Director of Microsoft Live Labs gives a demonstration of Pivot,a groundbreaking program that looks at the sea of data as an opportunity to look for patterns.

I found this as mindblowing as I found Pranav Mistry’s talk on “Sixth Sense” technology (which I have written about in an earlier post). The interesting thing is that Flake states on Microsoft’s site that this kind of technology would not have been possible just a few years ago.

Like Sixth Sense it uses technology to look at the world in a different way. I can only look forward to the many changes that are ahead for us with the pioneering work of M.I.T. and Microsoft and the many other centres for research in the U.S. and around the world. Who knows what might be demonstrated at TED 2011?

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