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Alvin Jude

Alvin Jude has worked with Ericsson Silicon Valley's Advanced Technology Labs since 2014. He works in the Digital Representation and Interaction research area and specializes in Human-Computer Interaction. Alvin's has worked to improve users' experience with media content discovery, personalization, and recommendations, as well as Augmented Reality.

Alvin Jude

The emergence of the Internet of Skills

A next step in the connected world is to enable any human being to teach, be taught and execute actions remotely. In this way, human skills can be delivered or acquired without any physical boundaries, spreading knowledge globally at a faster and more efficient way. This is commonly referred to as the Internet of Skills and is expected to be a key component of the future digitalized world.

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Learning things we never knew we never knew

If you watch movies and TV series on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video (to name just a few), you may have noticed that it has been a while since a new paradigm was introduced in terms of how media content is discovered.

A common procedure we follow when looking for something to watch on video-on-demand services is to select a genre and then browse through the titles on display there until you find something you like the look of, right? Then, if there’s nothing there of interest (or you have seen all the movies listed in the genre you chose), you select another genre. And repeat. We’ve all done it.

When video-on-demand services have thousands of titles to choose from, rather than being a way to relax, the search process can become a headache for end users. We wanted to try something a little bit different.

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