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.
Another great day at H-Farm, this time with Francesca Bellettini, the CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, now Yves Laurent. Is she the most down-to-earth CEO of a global brand? What a wonderful person, and so smart — asking the right questions and making incredible observations. YSL is really lucky to having her!
So pleased to have become good friend of Rob del Naja, founder and lead singer / artist of British band Massive Attack. Not only is he a wonderful person but also one of the most interesting and progressing thinkers of our generation. Very excited to be part of the AI and robotics painting project, as covered by Wired under https://www.wired.co.uk/article/massive-attack-mezzanine-dna.
Great day out with Marco Bizzarri, the CEO of Gucci. Really intelligent and forward-looking CEO, exploring next generation technologies which could give his industry an edge. One of the few looking beyond his own industry vertical, and a fantastic person too!
Did this just happen? I won the “21st Century Icon Award” for global contributions to technology and the arts. I did not expect this, but am very happy – no doubt :). Here, with incredibly talented painter artist Yuliya Zelinskaya.
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.