Wired on AI and sentient computer systems

An interesting article from Wired entitled “AI systems will prove useful long before they become self-aware”. Text and image source: Wired   “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an umbrella term that is used to describe computers, robots, and software that mimic and act as human intelligence,” writes Disha Bathija. [“Artificial Intelligence: What Is In Store For Us,” Gizmodo, 4 … Continue reading

Watson: IBM’s cognitive computing system

Here is a video from the IBM website that shows how Watson (a ‘cognitive’ technology that processes information more like a human than a computer) works.

The rise of emotional awareness

An interesting article came our way today and we would like to share it with the CEEDs community: Rooms with Moods: Built-In Emotional Awareness Is Changing the Home and Beyond  By PSFK Lab Devices that can understand and anticipate what we are feeling are helping us interact and communicate more effectively with each other, our surroundings … Continue reading


Computer Business Review today came out with a list of the 5 coolest projects funded by the European Commission that focus on Big Data (and CEEDs is one of them). Article from CBR: Virtual reality EU researchers have recognised there’s so many billions of bytes of data being generated every day that we have trouble … Continue reading

European Commission press release on CEEDs

We are very pleased to announce that a Press Release on CEEDs was issued this morning by the European Commission: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-916_en.htm   Here is the full article: EU-funded tool to help our brain deal with big data Every single minute, the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equal to 360,000 DVDs. How can our brain … Continue reading

Thunder to help neuroscientists analyze big data

Developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, Thunder is a new library of tools that speeds the analysis of data sets that are so large and complex they would take days or weeks to analyze on a single workstation. For example, Thunder was used by Jeremy Freeman, Misha Ahrens, and other colleagues at Janelia … Continue reading

RE.WORK Technology Summit, 18-19 Sep 2014 – London

The 2014 edition of the RE.WORK Technology Summit (London, September 18th-19th) will explore new technological advancements shaping the future of business and society. Jonathan Freeman, coordinator of the CEEDs project, is on the list of confirmed speakers. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.re-work.co.    

Behavioural tracking and neuroscience tools designed to measure what consumers want and need

A worth reading article by Dara O’Rourke today well explains why it’s time “we move beyond surveys, and simultaneously commit to avoiding invasive tracking and manipulative marketing, in order to really understand what consumers want and need, and to help them connect their values and actions for sustainability”. From the theguardian.com: A new set of tools … Continue reading

MindRDR: control Google Glass with your minds

This Place, a London-based design studio, developed a new application which “connects Google Glass and Neurosky EEG biosensor, allowing users to take photos and share them on Twitter and Facebook using brainwaves to navigate the user interface”. For more info about MinRDR, please visit http://www.thisplace.com/works/mindrdr/

The Robot Self Workshop at ‪‎Living Machine 2014

The Robot Self is the name given to a one-day Workshop that will be held on July 29th in Milan, Italy. The workshop, which is being held as part of the Living Machine Conference, is organised by Tony Prescott, from Sheffield University, and Paul Verschure (CEEDs Scientific Director) from Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, will examine … Continue reading

  • FET project

  • EC funded

  • Under FP7

  • Project details

    Project number: 258749
    Call (part) identifier: FP7-ICT-2009-5
    Project Start Date: 1st September 2010
    Project Duration: 48 month