TEDxZurich 2017 Audience Experience – Tech Corner

TEDxZurich 2017 is Opening Doors to you, the audience, on November 17 at the SRF Studio’s. We are excited to share with you a novelty at our event this year – the Tech Corner. Together with our partners – our Academic partner ETH, our Co-Partner Huawei and our Friends from Ableton we have created a space that opens doors through collaboration that aims at fueling your creativity by interacting with people who share your interests in music, brain games and the latest AI technology.

Ableton knows that making music can be profoundly rewarding, but also hard. At our event they will create a musical Playground that will allow you to dive into the world of electronic music production with Push, whether by jamming with other attendees or on your own. To make sure you don’t get lost in the unlimited possibilities of music production on a computer, six experts from Ableton will help you to get started and answer any questions you might have. If you want to get a head start, you are welcome to check out our interactive Learning Music website here.

At the ETH booth you will be able to try out the Brain Runners’ game and test your piloting skills against other 3 players in a novel way. As a pilot you will use brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) to control your avatar in a specially developed computer game. The avatar on screen is steered only by your concentrated thoughts.

And last but not least at the Huawei booth you can get your hands on the new intelligent Mate 10 Pro phone. Share your ideas and expectations on artificial intelligence with Huawei. Knowing about your needs will help Huawei to develop even better hard- and software. Their aim is not making smartphones, it is creating intelligent machines.

Check out the experience map on our event page for more information. Stay tuned for more updates on the experience at TEDxZurich 2017 that we will share before the event.

Sarah Ebling

          Sarah Ebling holds a professorship in Accessibility Studies at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and is a senior researcher at the University of Zurich. Her research focuses on natural language processing in the context of disabilities and special needs, specifically, sign language technology and automatic text simplification. Her groups’ contributions involve artificial intelligence techniques with a strong emphasis on user involvement. She is involved in various international and national projects and leads a large-scale Swiss innovation initiative entitled „Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies“ (2022-2026; https://www.iict.uzh.ch/).