Announcements

Monday 30 September 2013

Xerox Research Centre Europe Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation by Looking at the Future

Xerox Research Centre Europe Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation by Looking at the Future

Researchers open labs to the public on Oct. 4, offer world view of the future

GRENOBLE, France, Sept. 30, 2013 – What will the work place of the future look like?  What will the adoption of self-driving cars lead to?  What do economics and machine learning have to do with transportation? These and many other questions will be answered on Oct. 4 as Xerox celebrates 20 years of research at Xerox Research Centre Europe  (XRCE). The center will be opening its doors for invited guests to attend technology demonstrations and talks by Xerox  scientists and other distinguished speakers.

One of Xerox’s five global labs , XRCE is home to 60 researchers with expertise in areas such as ethnography (studying how people work); natural language processing, computer vision and data analytics. Over the years, the center has produced breakthrough technology to help automate document intensive business processes. Today, researchers are applying their expertise to solve new challenges in a wide range of industries including transportation , health care and customer care.


Thursday 26 September 2013

How economics and machine learning can tackle transportation congestion. Authors Eduardo Cardenas, Stephane Clinchant, Chris Dance and Onno Zoeter

In an ideal world, when you want to travel from point A to point B, it’s just you, your horse and the empty prairie. When you need to park, you just tie your horse to the nearest saloon and you’re done. However, as we all know, we do not live in an ideal world. And when we travel from A to B it’s not that simple. It’s you and your car… and a whole lot of other cars.

This is the 7th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series.

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Thursday 26 September 2013

XRCE 20th anniversary distinguished speaker series: Marco Susani, September 27th 3.00pm
 

As part of the XRCE's 20th anniversary events  the centre is running a series of distinguished speaker seminars  

Seminar: Envisioning the collaborative work of the future: spaces, tools, experiences; from user observation to design strategies.

 

Marco Susani  is a design consultant based in Chicago. He is co-founder and partner of Koz Susani Design, where he is responsible of the disciplines of Experience Design, Interaction Design and Strategic Design. Among his recent projects are a concept for the office space of the future, an Experience Vision for Allstate, second largest insurance company in USA, the Experience Design of NextTV, and a 'cloud-TV' tablet app with MIT MediaLab in USA. His main interest is in combining high technology with emotional design, aesthetic sensibility with strategic thinking, and to use his design vision to drive toward a more human future.


Monday 16 September 2013

Do you act like your computer (designer) thinks you ought to? Author: Jacki O'Neill

To make systems design successful requires understanding exactly how work is carried out, including the often unnoticed human expertise used every day in what we call unskilled jobs.

This is the 6th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series.

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Tuesday 10 September 2013

Will translation ever be fully automated? Author: Marc Dymetman

Translation requires a deep understanding of language yet this ability lies far away on the horizon of machine translation. Today’s statistical methods are however moving in the right direction, providing imperfect yet useful translations. Short-term progress is likely to come from stronger statistical learning combined with linguistic knowledge and better modelling of the target language.    

This is the 5th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series.  

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Tuesday 10 September 2013

XRCE 20th anniversary distinguished speaker series: Navi Radjou, September 16th 11am.
 

As part of the XRCE's 20th anniversary events  the centre is running a series of distinguished speaker seminars  . 

Seminar: JUGAAD: A Frugal and Flexible Approach To Innovation ; September 16th, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

Navi Radjou  is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a World Economic Forum (WEF) faculty member. He is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and a regular columnist on HBR.org.


Friday 30 August 2013

Interact 2013, Cape Town, South Africa; 2-6 September 2013

Relationship-based Business Process Crowdsourcing?  Jacki O'Neill and David Martin

Interact 2013


Friday 30 August 2013

Machine Translation Summit XIV; 2-6 September 2013, Nice, France

Confidence-driven Rewriting for Improved Translation, Sriram Venkatapathy Sachar Mirkin and Marc Dymetman .

Marc Dymetman, programme committee. 

MT Summit 2013


Wednesday 28 August 2013

Can “made up” languages help computers translate real ones? Author: Claude Roux

The idea of communication via artificial language such as Esperanto is known as constructed languages or “conlangs”.  Hollywood and the film industry in general is particularly fond of conlangs. These constructed languages are in fact languages in the proper sense of the term and are an efficient way to help computers translate text into multiple languages on the fly.

This is the 4th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series .

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Monday 05 August 2013

Computer science meets journalism by Matthias Galle.

A revolution is about to disrupt how news is created and the very nature of journalism. These changes are attributed to automation, analytics and crowdsourcing all of which touch a broad sector of business. Read more

This is the 3rd article to appear in the XRCE 20th anniversary series .

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