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Go beyond poker face

The senior scientists at Dolby Laboratories have the technologies that reads others like an open book.

“Empathic Technology” sounds like the theme of a sci-fi movie, but Poppy Crum sees it as an opportunity to close cognitive and emotional gaps between people. 

Because with sensor technology, breath and body warmth, gestures and facial expressions, feelings become readable. At Dolby, Poppy combines this with the technologies of the future. Which leads to her IFA+ Summit topic: The Post-Poker Face Era – Human Perception and Technological Advancement.

In addition to Impulse Speeches and Short Talks divided into four thematical clusters, visitors to the IFA+ Summit can also look forward to top-notch workshops, which show today what will be standard in a few years’ time – and what challenges lie ahead. Paul Melin, Vice President of Media Technologies at Nokia TECH, will host a session on emerging multimedia experiences and innovations that will revolutionize the way we create and consume the content of tomorrow. Melin said: “Up to now, device innovation has been geared towards internet access, apps and the camera. But when it comes to multimedia experiences – particularly in user generated content – we see a disparity. Addressing this, the Nokia OZO portfolio of technologies introduces new levels of intelligent imaging and video capabilities alongside the ability to capture immersive audio experiences, all without the need for extra specialist equipment.” Industry experts will join Melin, providing their views on key areas such as advances in audio and visual immersion, and the emergence of AI and intelligent computing in future networks in this cross-disciplinary panel.

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