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The next challenges for situation recognition

As a pervasive systems research community we’re doing quite well at automatically identifying simple things happening in the world. What is the state of the art, and what are the next steps?


A very jolly cloud

On a whim yesterday I installed a new operating system on a old netbook. Looking at it makes me realise what we can do for the next wave of computing devices, even for things that are notionally “real” computers.


Disloyalty cards

I seem to be carrying a lot of loyalty cards at the moment. Given my complete lack of loyalty to any particular brand, is there some way to lose most of the cards and still get the benefits?