Silicon Valley is popping!
— Bill Mark, vice president of information and computer science at SRI International, one of the largest contract research firms in the world.
The state of innovation in Silicon Valley and across the technology industry is popping, according to Bill Mark, vice president of information and computer science at SRI International. Mark and SRI President and CEO Curt Carlson share what they see as booming areas of innovation, including education, healthcare, and perceptual and ubiquitous computing.
Intel’s Mr. Bluetooth (by IntelFreePress)
We got together Ericsson, Nokia, Toshiba and IBM. That probably represented 60 percent of both the cellphone and notebook markets at the time. The key was to define the goals of what we wanted to do. We formed a SIG, all agreeing that we wanted to build this universal, very low-cost, private, wireless cable.
— Jim Kardach, retired Intel mobile computing power architect
Technological singularity spurs lively discussions that lead to the immense power that comes from human creativity. Newton’s F = ma, his theory for how planets revolved around the sun, was not created by a computer.
This video was captured during a 40th anniversary of the microprocessor celebration, where the audience asked tech industry experts what they thought about the concept of “technological singularity,” a term coined by science fiction writer Vernon Vinge and popularized by futurist Ray Kurzweil, who describe the possibility of greater-than-human intelligence through technological means.
Federico Faggin designer of the world’s first microprocessor, Thom Sawicki of Intel Labs and Intel Fellow Shekhar Borkar dispute the real possibility, saying that computers will not surpass human intelligence.