Artificial Intelligence • Augmented Reality • Virtual Reality • Design Thinking • Robotics • SciFi • Facilitator • Moderator
Jody is the Director of Design, where she provides design and innovation direction for corporate, startup and field impact teams. She employs a radical approach to Human Centered Design to create exponential solutions to the world’s toughest problems. She also speaks about Augmented and Virtual Reality for SU.
In her 23-year design career, Jody has created just about everything from holograms to physical products and R&D. Today, she is Director of Design where she incubates solutions to Global Grand Challenges using exponential technologies. She specializes in the avant garde of technology, covering everything from Artificial Intelligence to Robotics. She’s spent the last 9 years on AR/VR, most notably as Principal Experience Designer on the HoloLens Project at Microsoft and Principal UX at LEAP Motion. She has traveled the world, speaking about the future of these technologies and their impact on the world for groups like WIRED, Google, and TEDx. Previously, she co-founded and directed Kicker Studio, a design consultancy specializing in Natural User Interface, Perceptual Computing, and R&D for companies including Intel, Samsung, Microsoft, and DARPA.
Jody is also a practicing artist with an MFA in Painting and Design & Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute. She’s a collaborator with the art crew Five Ton Crane, and in her spare time, makes her own clothes while building robots and rockets.
If technologies are evolving exponentially, and the rate of change is accelerating, how do you create innovations that keep you ahead of the curves instead of disrupted? The design team at Singularity University has developed their own special brand of design thinking to help you do just that. Jody will explain how linear thinking produces incremental innovation, and introduce the D4X framework designed to generate moonshot innovation through Impact, Science Fiction, and Prototyping.
Until very recently, robots and humans could not work side by side. The technology was not able to “see” humans, which made it very unsafe for us to intermingle with robots. Massive developments in sensors and artificial intelligence have finally changed that, removing the need for the clear line of demarkation between human and machine. Jody will discuss different frameworks for interacting with intelligent robotics, and the powerful impact those collaborations can unleash.
Science Fiction has influenced Science Fact over and over again. Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek Communicator directly led to the development of Motorola’s break through Flip Phone. A young Steve Jobs saw Space Odyssey 2001 and was determined to create Hal (know to us today as “Siri”) and smart tablets. Jody will describe the process created by Singularity University labs to leverage Science Fiction to generate similar massive breakthroughs for your own organization, and how people like you have used it successfully to do just that.
Our current method of interacting with technology, or HMI, is literally killing us and our ability to think. It must change to keep up with exponential leaps forward in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Robotics, and Smart Homes. Jody will discuss the issues with our current model, and how we can use perceptual computing to dramatically improve ease of use. She’ll introduce an entirely new model for interacting with tech that allows users to control tech with their minds and bodies, just like Superhumans. She’ll describe what is needed to make Superhuman HMI, the amazing Superhuman abilities we gain as a result, and how close this is to becoming an everyday reality.
It’s not a question of if Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Robotics, and other exponential technologies will affect the workforce, but when. Jody will discuss how each of these technologies take on tasks that humans have done, what has changed to make this happen, and describe the positive and negative impacts it will have on the workforce. Then she’ll describe how partnering with these technologies can be leveraged to give us Superhuman abilities to accomplish our most lofty goals, and how you can start to build those opportunities right now.
Discover How the Future of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Will Expand Human Abilities
The essence of how we interact with technology has sadly not changed much in decades. In most cases, we still interact with our gadgets in similar ways as we did with last century’s unwieldy machines, before computers revolutionized the way we work, play and live.
In fact, the way we interact with technology is desperately outdated and primed for a revolutionary overhaul on the grandest scale. In the future we’re entering, tech will learn to speak to us so naturally that the process will become transparent, all the while empowering us by harnessing our brain’s innate cognitive abilities.
With the information from this talk, you will:
– Envision the abundant future of HMI
– Learn how increasingly developed Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) will eliminate many of the time-killing steps required to get what we want from our tech, bridging the gap between intent and result.
– Cultivate a baseline understanding of cognitive ergonomics and how it functions
– Understand and incorporate ideas about how horizon technologies will offer us assisted mental capacity for healing ourselves, visualizing success for creating real-life results, and cultivating the surprising kind of mental powers that were previously the domain of science fiction
Extended reality is the spectrum of immersion from Augmented to Virtual Reality. Jody will provide an overview of all of the different technologies, what they’re each good for, how they work with our brains, and how rapidly the market is expected to grow. Next, she’ll discuss the implications of these technologies on humanity, and how they unleash truly Superhuman abilities.