PREDAVANJE SVETSKOG STRUČNJAKA NA TEHNIČKOM FAKULTETU

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May 30, 2017 AUTOR: ZRENJANINSKI
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ZRENJANIN – U četvrtak 1. juna, u 12 časova, u amfiteatru Tehničkog fakulteta “Mihajlo Pupin”, profesor Adrian D. Cheok (www.adriancheok.info), direktor Imagineering Instituta, Malaysia i vodeći profesor na katedri za Pervasive computing na City University London, održaće predavanje na temu “Everysense Everywhere Human Communication”.

 

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Predavanje, koje je profesor održao 25. maja, u okviru festivala nauke u Londonu, kao predavač na Cass MBA London Simpozijumu, imaće priliku da čuju svi studenti i ostali zainteresovani, s obzirom na to da je predavanje otvoreno za javnost.

 

Profesor Cheok je izabran za gostujućeg profesora na našem Univerzitetu, za predmet Ambijentalne inteligencije, na doktorskim studijama Tehničkog fakulteta “Mihajlo Pupin”, za koje se uskoro očekuje akreditacija.

 

Bio je glavni i pozvani govornik na brojnim međunarodnim konferencijama i događajima. Dve godine je bio predavač po pozivu na Ars Electronica Muzej budućnosti. Njegova autorska dela, kao što su “Human Pacman”, “Magic Land” i “Metazoa Ludens”, proglašena su vrhunskim svetskim pronalascima.

 

Tehnički fakultet “Mihajlo Pupin” ima potpisan Ugovor o saradnji sa Institutom iz Malezije, gde će moći da se edukuju kroz konkretne projekte naši doktoranti i studenti.

 

Naš velikan Nikola Tesla je uzor i inspiracija u stvaralaštvu ovog svetski poznatog inovatora i naučnika, a dolazak i predavanje je od izuzetne važnosti za ovaj region.

Adrian Cheok to speak at Cass MBA London Symposium 2017

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Title: Everysense Everywhere Human Communication

Date: Thursday, 25th May 2017

Time: 11:15am to 12:15pm

Venue: Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS

About Symposium 2017

On behalf of the Cass MBA Programme it is a huge pleasure to welcome you all to our third London Symposium. This year is our largest ever Symposium – and boosted further in numbers by our MBA guests from LUISS Business School (Rome), Mannheim Business School in Germany and GIBS Business School from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. We are of course also delighted to welcome Cass alumni back to Cass to join us.

Key features of our global city include its drive, its openness and its appetite for innovation. This is why we have chosen Explorers as the overall theme for our third Cass MBA London Symposium. You will hear from thought leaders and inspiring individuals as they share their insights on contemporary business practice, leading change and the value of being open to risk taking and adventure. Our Symposium is not a conference it is designed as a dynamic and engaging MBA class consisting of plenary speakers, hosted business briefings, masterclasses and social events. You too are Explorers on you own unique expedition across the capital to develop new knowledge, insight and networks.

Welcome to the London Symposium and please, be curious.

Dr Sionade Robinson
Associate Dean MBA Programmes

 

About Cass

Sir John Cass Business School is a modern, forward-looking institution with over 40 years at the leading edge of business education. Established in 1966 as City University Business School, it was renamed Cass Business School in 2002. Since then it has continued its upward trajectory. Cass’s triple-crown accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB puts it in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide.

At Cass, we never stand still. We always aspire to excellence and we constantly seek new ways to serve our students and the global business community. Our enviable location means we are perfectly positioned to support the diverse interests of one of the world’s most powerful business and finance capitals.

Naturally, living next door to London’s rich mix of world-leading businesses, professional services and financial institutions informs our education and research strengths. Our goal is to provide support to world class businesses with world-leading thinking. Our research is ground-breaking and, through our partnerships with leading organisations, has a demonstrable impact on business and society.

https://symposium.cass.city.ac.uk/2017/speakers/professor-adrian-cheok

Adrian David Cheok Keynote Speaker at ICoICT 2017

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Professor Adrian David Cheok will give a keynote speech at the 15th ICoICT Conference 2017 on 17 May 2017 in Malacca, Malaysia.

Venue: Holiday Inn, Malacca, Malaysia

Date and Time: 14:45 – 16:00, 17 May 2017

Keynote Title: Everysense Everywhere Human Communication

Abstract: Human can develop new types of communication environments using all senses, including touch, taste and smell, which can increase support for multi-modal interaction and remote presence. This talk presents an alternative ubiquitous computing environment based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds, as well as some research systems for interactive communication, culture and play.

http://www.icoict.org/speakers/adrian-david-cheok-ph-d/

Cebit 2017 – Interview with Adrian David Cheok

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CeBIT, 14 Feb. 2017

http://www.cebit.de/en/news/article/interview-with-adrian-david-cheok-41024.xhtml

 

When he thinks about the future, he sees people with chips in their bodies having sex and even being married to robots. At CeBIT Global Conferences Professor Adrian David Cheok will take you on a journey right into the future.

Professor Cheok, what will your talk at the CeBIT Global Conferences be about?
My talk introduces new facilities that are arising in the hyperconnected internet era within human media spaces. This allows new embodied interaction between humans, species, and computation both socially and physically, with the aim of novel interactive communication and entertainment.Humans can develop new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell, which can increase support for multi-person multi-modal interaction and remote presence.

In this talk, I will present an alternative ubiquitous computing environment and space based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds, and discuss some different research prototype systems for interactive communication, culture, and play.

Your daughter Kotoko is at the age of 10 right now. What do you think will her daily (digital) life be like in 10 years from now?

The digital technologies 10 years from now will be much more immersive and pervasive. Our digital communication will be more about transmitting experience and less about transmitting information. We will be able to able to send and receive multisensory data through the internet, experience and interact with a remote environment with all of our senses.

Internet will be accessible from our everyday objects and we will no longer need a computer or mobile device to get online. It is also possible that humans will have microchips embedded in our bodies to collect and share data with machines and other humans.

In 10 years’ time, the boundary between humans and technologies will become much less noticeable.

You say “My great passion is to invent and make totally new kinds of computing and media that will help people, society, and the environment.” Could you explain this a little bit more?

In my lab, I always encourage my researchers and students to do quantum step, blue sky research and adopt radical thinking. Instead of making small improvements and building on current technologies, we should invent technologies that have never existed before, and think about how our research and inventions can benefit the society in 10 or 20 years.

I recently started a conference on Love and Sex with Robots. Although now it seems controversial and radical for humans to have robots as partners, have sex with robots or marry robots, I believe this will become more common in the next 20 years. Robots will become very much involved, both physically and emotionally, in people’s lives. We are now working on several projects on this topic, including a kissing robot and a conversational agent which can have different personalities.

With the technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence, I believe humans will be able to develop more intimate, emotional and humanistic relationships with robots.

In the last few years everyone has been talking about VR and augmented reality. Will it be the big “game changer” in 2017?

I think VR and AR technologies have already been a big game changer in 2016. The global phenomenon of Pokémon Go shows that AR applications have really taken off in the consumer market, and this has created big opportunities for companies, marketers and developers to use the technology in their businesses.

For example, as a real-world location based AR game, Pokemon Go allows retail stores and cafes to use a gamification marketing approach to attract players to visit their shops. We will also expect more organisations to use AR and VR technologies in their exhibitions, tours and advertisements.

With VR headsets becoming cheaper and more accessible, more users are likely to adopt this technology. At this point, I think we need more content creation to push AR/VR applications into the mainstream.

What are you most looking forward to personally about your CeBIT visit?

I’m most looking forward to the Internet of Things track at the CeBIT conference. This has been a most talked about topic in the last few years. I’m excited to find out what are the latest innovations and applications in this area. Also, I think this is the biggest trend that is most likely going to change the world in the next 5 years.

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots on Springer

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http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319577371

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots 2016 in December 2016, in London, UK.

The 12 revised papers presented together with 1 keynote were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 38 submissions.

The papers of the Second International Conference have been accepted and reviewed in 2015 but could not be presented as there was no conference in 2015 but at the conference in 2016.

The topics of the conferences were as follows: robot emotions, humanoid robots, clone robots, entertainment robots, robot personalities, teledildonics, intelligent electronic sex hardware, gender approaches, affective approaches, psychological approaches, sociological approaches, roboethics, and philosophical approaches.

Virtual Insanity

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By Channel NewsAsia – 31 Mar 2017

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnaconnect/virtual-insanity/3642738.html

VR (virtual reality) is one of the hottest buzzwords on the media scene today.

Together with AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality), the number of products and platforms boasting such technology has been on the rise.

We explore how the technology is being used across Asia for work and play.

MALAYSIA – Can you smell the roses, virtually

This episode takes a look at the Kissenger device, produced by Malaysian engineer and inventor Dr Adrian Cheok who believes that the future of mixed reality – the integration of the virtual and physical world – means adding smell, taste and touch. The Kissenger device attaches to one’s smartphone and allows the user to send virtual kisses. We check out what other zany VR tricks the mad scientist has up his sleeve…

Robots may change the sex industry but could they replace intimacy?

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By  – 5th April 2017 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/apr/05/robots-may-change-the-sex-industry-but-could-they-replace-intimacy?CMP=share_btn_tw

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The fourth industrial revolution promises to unleash all sorts of dark visions upon society: mass unemployment and social unrest from automation, the Internet of Things spying on everything we do, babies gently rocked to sleep by machines.

There will also be sex robots.

As we whittle away our obsolete lives as technology zooms past human capabilities, those unproductive hours should at least be enjoyable, thanks to lifelike androids fitted out for machine-precise sexual proficiency, teledildonics allowing long-distance partners to pleasure each other from across the world, and virtual reality interactions that will make low self-confidence, physical impairment or even the laws of physics no obstacle to realising one’s fantasies.

Then again, sex workers could be put out of a job, people might give up on human relationships entirely, companies are already gathering data from internet-connected dildos, and an app has just been released that encourages people to perform cunnilingus on their phones.

If anywhere is positioned on the frontline of the march of the sexbots it is Barcelona, home to a love-doll brothel that opened its doors in February only to be shut down by local authorities, in the same city where the engineer Sergi Santos released an android that can be seduced via a gamified system which has drawn criticism for sending men the wrong messages about consent.

Oliver Bendel, ‎the professor of information systems and ethics at the ‎University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, expects “perfect” sex robots capable of reading “every wish from our eyes” in as soon as 20 years’ time.

He says they could come in all shapes and sizes, not just in human form but also “abstract” constructions built purely with function in mind.

Kathleen Richardson, fellow in the ethics of robotics at De Montfort University and founder of the Campaign Against Sex Robots, is decidedly against the technology, warning that masturbation could become the dominant form of sexual experience by 2050 thanks to consumer capitalism supported by “techno-utopians who commercialise our relationships”.

The prospect of a boom in self-servicing doesn’t overly worry Norway’s Charles Melvin Ess, the special scientific adviser at Digmex (Digital Media and Existential Issues). “As Woody Allen pointed out long ago, it’s sex with somebody I love,” he says.

Ess does not believe sex robots will genuinely threaten the primacy of human-to-human relationships, owing to our desire to be loved: “I have a hard time imagining how anyone who owns or uses such a device will be able to forget, except perhaps very temporarily (and with the help of a lot of alcohol), that it is ‘just a machine’ and that all the appearance of desire and care is a fake,” he says.

He does concede that ubiquitous use of such devices could lead to an “ethical and emotional de-skilling” from lack of exposure to what Ess describes as the patience, perseverance, empathy and forgiveness required of a real relationship.

“By contrast, sex with a robot that I design and control down to the last detail should be trivially easy – thereby making no demands on me whatsoever,” he says.

Where convincingly humanesque sex robots are decades off, according to most experts, immersive experiences integrated with internet-connected devices are coming along much faster.

One early-phase example is the Kissinger, a mobile phone attachment that transmits accurate replications of people’s kisses online via a lip-shaped device. The creators claim it can be used for internet dating to ascertain someone’s kissing proficiency, help connect long-distance partners, or even allow a remote parent to peck their child on the cheek.

A PhD student who helped develop the device, Emma Yann Zhang, says: “It aims to fill in the missing dimension of touch in traditional digital communication, which largely focuses on verbal and audio information.”

If the intentions of the Kissinger team appear wholesome enough, the full potential of the attachment has not gone unnoticed.

Cristina Portalés of the Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Valencia has been working on a immersive cinema that incorporates robotised platforms, aromatisers, smoke generators, water dispensers, 3D projectors and immersive sound systems.

Originally developed as a driving simulator for motorists, the platform was promoted as a potential sex simulator at the Love and Sex with Robots congress in London last year. Portalés says the Kissinger could be integrated into the system to allow users to kiss AI simulations of their favourite movie stars, for instance.

The futurologist Trudy Barber says for the most part it won’t so much be a case of technology improving sex as it will be sex improving technology. “It is a geek’s heaven to try out these things,” she says.

“I’ve always said deviation leads to innovation – our sex drive helps develop new forms of tech.”

Will it impact on real-time sexual identity, will you be cheating on your partner?

Barber argues that virtual reality connected with “innie and outie devices” will soon improve to the point that they allow people to live out whatever they wish under the cover of virtual avatars, in a more immersive version of current-day simulators such as Second Life.

“I think for people who have specific problems with identity and self-esteem, it will enable them to play around with ideas of identity,” she says.

Barber warns there are plenty of problems, such as virtual reality experiences involving sexual harassment.

“Then there [is the issue of whether] it is going to be specifically gender-orientated, will it impact on real-time sexual identity, will you be cheating on your partner – the same old questions we’ve been asking about sex since the internet came along,” she says.

Virtual reality pornography is already widespread and sex workers are embracing IoT-connected sex toys to allow clients to interact with them from afar over webcams.

Sharon Jennings, manager of the Sex Industry Network in South Australia, a state where sex work is criminalised, says the technology as it improves will enable people in her industry to navigate “draconian” laws.

“It is quite exciting, the potential – it would also allow sex workers to access clients in remote areas where anonymity is limited,” she says.

“People can increasingly operate as sex workers in their own bedroom and the other people in the house might not have a clue.”

Jennings sees the potential for IoT toys but laughs off the idea that sex robots could prompt a jobs wipeout in her industry. “Seeing sex workers is about more than penetrative sex – clients want to be held and touched,” she says.

“If sex toys could replace human intimacy, I’d have traded my husband in years ago for a Sybian. It would be expensive, sure – but not as expensive as a husband.”

El móvil ya permite hasta besar en tiempo real

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By VEGA S. SÁNCHEZ – Miércoles, 21 de diciembre del 2016 – eXtra el Periodico

 

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/extra/beso-tiempo-real-con-movil-5704745

 

El móvil ya permite hasta besar en tiempo real
Una chica utiliza la funda para besar a distancia en tiempo real.

 

Un ‘besador a distancia’. Así podría definirse el nuevo ‘gadget’ presentado en el ‘Segundo Congreso Internacional de Amor y Sexo con Robots‘, celebrado los pasados días 19 y 20 en Londres. El artilugio consiste en una especie de funda en la que se inserta el móvil y a la que se besa, en tiempo real, para que la persona amada reciba el ósculo. En la parte delantera de la funda, los creadores han incorporado una almohadilla de plástico por la zona inferior de la pantalla que, a la hora de dar el beso, simula que se está besando la boca de la otra pesona.

Según los creadores, es el complemento perfecto para las parejas que mantienen relaciones a distancia y son asiduos a las videoconferencias. “Besar es la forma de expresión más directa y universal de intimidad y afecto”, ha asegurado en el congreso internacional EmmaYann Zhang, que ha trabajado en el prototipo.

Los desarrolladores de este ‘gadget admiten que todavía hay un largo camino por recorrer, puesto que la almohadilla no está diseñada en forma de boca -aunque los sensores están alineados como si lo fueran- y no ha simulación de la lengua, órgano muys presente en los besos ardientes y apasionados de los amantes. El punto bueno es que acostumbra a los usuarios a ‘besar’ un artilugio.

Pese a que la idea en sí no es nueva, y ha habido prototipos similares presentados con anterioridad, la ventaja de este nuevo aparato es su simplicidad, tanto de uso como de aplicación. Los antecesores de este aparato posibilitan el ‘telebeso’ a través del ordenador o de un objeto externo que se sincroniza con él.

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