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Issue 02/2020

The complexities of communicating with machines

An update on the work of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 on user interfaces

Our lives are surrounded by machines for tasks ranging from the mundane to the complex. We rely on them to help us with our daily chores and to make better choices. They allow us to communicate with friends and colleagues, source new information and entertain ourselves.

Issue 02/2020

Machine readable emotions

Standardization work in the field of affective computing

The science fiction movie Her tells the story of a man who falls in love with the virtual assistant on his computer’s operating system. The assistant is personified through a female voice and, using artificial intelligence, can learn and evolve as typified through the complexity of the conversations. While this movie is based upon technology that does not exist, it does address questions about human relationships with machines.

Issue 01/2020

Trend setter

Interview with the new Chair of IEC Techical Committee 100

What lies in the future for IEC Technical Committee 100? Ulrike Haltrich, its new Chair, gives us a preview.

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Issue 04/2018

A glimpse into the future

Pioneering research spurs on IEC multimedia work

Cutting edge research and development (R&D) projects are improving tomorrow’s world for people with disabilities, for car drivers and even for radio listeners. IEC Technical Committee (TC) 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment, is preparing the ground for the appropriate International Standards.