Spent all day today at an incredible policy event at Cambridge University, working on policies for all things digital and AI. Among many prominent scientists and politicians, we were lucky enough to have had former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, with us. What an incredibly warm and knowledgeable person he is!
I drove the Karma Revero today in Los Angeles. You cannot buy it yet but soon. The most stunning car I have driven. EVER. From zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 3 (!) seconds. All electric. I am in love, again!
What a great holiday trip that was, Vietnam 2019: Beautiful landscapes, amazing sun sets and outstanding food. I was blown away by the pristine waters of Halong Bay, the ancient lantern-city of Hoi An and the party-skyline of Saigon.
“World’s First 5G Music Lesson by Superstar Jamie Cullum”
OMG. We pulled it off again and demonstrated the magic of 5G. What a night! Jamie is now my favourite musician, not only because of his incredible music but also because of him being such a warm human being. All this was done for the wonderful charity Music For All. More info is under https://www.facebook.com/musicforallcharity/videos/1331546793678732/.
Didn’t expect IEEE ICASSP 2019 to be that large! More than 3,000 people attended my Plenary Keynote which I gave 15 May 2019 in Brighton, UK, at the world’s largest Signal Processing conference. I spoke about King’s pioneering works in designing the Internet of Skills, Soft Robotics, Explainable AI and Spatial Audio Surround.
I couldn’t believe that news. I was just elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. All the hard work over past years to evangelize technology into the arts and pushing for co-design technology/arts has paid off, not to mention my music compositions. I am very happy and proud to be part of one of the most creative group of people on the planet.
I just met the Latvian President. Humble and approachable, a man of the people. He invited me to speak in front of a large government crowd about innovation and the changing innovation cycles. The video of that talk is below.