Virtual Worlds - Next Step for the Internet
Wednesday 21st November 2007, 6:30 pm
Speaker: Professor Austin Tate, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Venue: The Royal Scots Club Hepburn Suite, 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE - map and direction.
This talk is free of charge and no reservation is required. Non members are most welcome. Refreshments available from 6:10 pm.
Professor Austin Tate, and his Second Life counterpart Ai Austin, will introduce what is happening in Second Life and similar virtual worlds. He will also describe some of the work at the "Virtual University of Edinburgh" including his own interests in collaborative and intelligent systems for emergency response. The speaker will outline the possibilities for 3D environments to work alongside collaborative and social networking facilities and web services to act as a basis for the next step of development of the Internet.
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