Microsoft provided a glimpse into computing's future at the Microsoft Home this week, showing demos of 3D and virtual worlds, vision systems that create new models for interacting with computers, and research that explores potential scenarios for Kinect beyond gaming.
Mundie and Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, also announced plans to make a Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) available this spring. The non-commercial SDK will be geared to academics and enthusiasts.
See videos of some of the demos in the Rethinking Computing newsroom:
Craig Mundie at Cleveland Clinic "Ideas for Tomorrow" Lecture
Zhengyou Zhang, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, demonstrates a new 3D Photo Realistic Talking Head.
Craig Mundie on the Future of Computing:
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