NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

Summary: National ICT Australia (NICTA) has thrown its doors open for the seventh time in as many years, inviting all to see what's next in cutting-edge technology and also to open the Digital Productivity Showcase, a demonstration of future applications that will likely use and show the capabilities of the National Broadband Network.

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  • (Credit: Michael Lee/ZDNet Australia)

    Inside the booth, an application called BrainGauge performs speech analysis on subjects to gauge how much stress they are under.

    Some of the applications it could be used for include determining customer satisfaction when they call customer service centres, but also analysing call centre staff themselves to determine how likely there are to make mistakes, or if they are under too high a mental workload.

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    NICTA senior researcher Scott Sanner walks through a demonstration of how big data, in this case a series of articles, can be visually navigated. By using dictionaries and linguistics, analysts can determine the sentiment behind issues of interest.

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    NICTA technology strategist Dr Dean Economou demonstrates a collaborative technology that the organisation is hoping to move to the cloud. It allows designers and directors working on visual projects to annotate and communicate issues they may have on a shared project.

    Previously, this sort of feedback would require the scene or issue to be described over the phone, or require the physical presence of the assisting parties, but now they can be in the next room or next country, and simply circle the problem on the screen.

Topics: Broadband, Government AU, NBN, Tech Industry

Michael Lee

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