Program Day 2
Day 1 | Day 2
13 May 2021
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|09:00 – 10:00||Moderator: Sin-Kuen Hawkins, ICIR Organization Chair, IEEE, US
Keynote – Artificial Stupidity and Intelligent Systems in the (R)evolution of digital supports to Actual Reality
Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Director SMARTlab and Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland
|10:00 – 10:40||Moderator: Sin-Kuen Hawkins, ICIR Organization Chair, IEEE, US
Invited Talk – Natural User Interfaces for 3D Modeling, Design, and Fabrication
Dr. Manfred Lau, Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, China
|10:40 – 11:00||Break||N/A|
|11:00 – 12:00||Moderator: Julie Bernicker, ICIR Communication Chair, IEEE, US
Keynote – Vision of how AI machine learning applies to VR/AR for health applications
Ms. Jennifer Esposito, VP Health, Magic Leap, US
|12:00 – 13:00||Meal Break||N/A|
|13:00 – 14:30||Session Chair: Joaquim Jorge, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Paper: Corner-based Square Fiducial Marker Detection for Hand-manipulated
Paper: Building a Motion-Aware, Networked Do-It-Yourself Holographic Display
Paper: Interfacing Cyber and Physical Worlds: Introduction to IEEE 2888 Standards
|14:30 – 15:30||Moderator: Wo Chang, ICIR General Chair, NIST, US
Keynote – Enabling Intelligence from Reality
Dr. Mikaël Bourges-Sévenier, Fellow, SiMa.ai, US
|15:30 – 15:45||Break||N/A|
|15:45 – 16:45||Session Chair: Louis Nisiotis, ICIR Competition Chair, Cyprus
|16:45 – 17:00||Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks
Wo Chang, ICIR General Chair, NIST, US
Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Director SMARTlab and Professor, University College Dublin – Artificial Stupidity and Intelligent Systems in the (R)evolution of digital supports to Actual Reality
Abstract: For decades, as virtual systems, multimedia tools, ‘vactors’ and ‘avatars’ and ‘bots’ have taken over large swathes of our daily attention spans and as ‘reality’ has become merged with ‘online presence’, some key issues of human cognition and empathy have begun to get lost along the way. This talk explores the importance of keeping ‘Actual Reality’ in its many and varied forms fully present alongside the virtual, and considers some of the many discoveries of old-style ‘artificial stupidity’ that led along the way to new ways of seeing, being, and understanding the ‘realities’ of being our best selves at this complex moment in time. Examples are provided from the work of the SMARTlab and iDRC over 30 years including: Code Zebra and falling into immersive conversation with style, Avatar guides for agency and engagement; Camp Connect- keeping kids connected during covid using Intelligent Systems; Augmented intuition; intelligent AI and tech for (longitudinal) ‘good’; Context-specific consciousness-raising tools to combat unconscious bias; Intelligent workspaces of the future and a ‘real’ story about a ‘magical’ seal pup that reaches beyond fiction to fact, and back again.
Ms. Jennifer Esposito, VP Health, Magic Leap – Vision of how AI machine learning applies to VR/AR for health applications
Abstract: Emerging technologies like AI and machine learning, combined with spatial computing solutions, have the potential to drastically accelerate transformation in health, care, security and quality of life. In this session, Jennifer Esposito will discuss the accelerating adoption of these breakthrough technologies since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on the future of innovation related to health applications and solutions.
Dr. Mikaël Bourges-Sévenier, Fellow, SiMa.ai – Enabling Intelligence from Reality
Abstract: All around us, every day, many sensors continuously collect information. Algorithms automate the extraction of insights that intelligent interfaces present to our senses. Processing at the edge is a necessity to support interactive responses and thus a smoother and better VR/AR/MR experience. In this talk, we will explore the challenges and opportunities to enable cognitive technologies on edge devices to help us make decisions in the new era of Industry 4.0 / Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) / Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT).
Dr. Manfred Lau, Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, China – Natural User Interfaces for 3D Modeling, Design, and Fabrication
Abstract: Despite years of research in developing tools for modeling and designing 3D shapes, it is still difficult for novice users to create their own virtual 3D shapes. While there has been an increasing trend of rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printers and laser cutters, easy-to-use interfaces for creating 3D shapes to be fabricated with these technologies are lacking. One challenge is that the 3D objects need to fit well with other objects that they may directly interact with, humans who use them, and/or the surrounding environment. I will present my work in developing natural user interfaces for 3D modeling and fabrication. These interfaces include sketched-based interfaces, tangible tools, hand gestures, and augmented and mixed reality interfaces.