CTPC User Group

 

 


 

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Next General Meeting: May 23rd, 2017 at 6:30pm

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Dear CTPC Members,

 

Please join us for our April meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30 pm at the United Congregational Church, 275 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Richard Frisch has three very interesting topics to present:

1.     Computer Vision, finally taking off after 50 years — this is two short videos, Eric Schmidt talking about Google's AI/Machine Learing and an 8 minute video about computer vision. These two videos are in follow up to our discussions at past meetings about why Google Photos offers free, unlimited storage. My hypothesis was that they wanted the information from the pictures for AI/Computer Vision training. Looks like I was correct.

2.     The new Google Earth, which runs in a browser is quite something. I will demo the online service and we can run the short video giving insight into how its done if we want.

3.     A look back: our devices have graphical, not text-based user-interfaces. We left DOS behind in the last century. Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad, created in the early 1960s is the progenitor of the modern graphical interface. This MIT video takes us into his lab and demonstrates the beginnings of computer graphics.

Try not to miss this one! Other topics are welcome as well. For example the ransomeware that’s been so prominent in the news lately, how robots are taking over big and small jobs, or any technology issues you’d like to discuss.

After the meeting we’ll adjourn to Uncle Joe’s for pizza and refreshments.

Hope to see you there.

Walt

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Walt Graham

President, CTPC
Connecticut PC Users Group
president@ctpc.org
www.ctpc.org