The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland is wrapping up.
One of the many topics under discussion was the future of technology, and as part of that, Microsoft discussed the potential of Natural User Interface (NUI) technologies to address greater societal issues. You can read more about this and about a survey that looks at global attitudes toward NUI here. Microsoft also gave attendees an opportunity to see some of this technology in action today at the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 Experience, which highlighted Kinect as a fun example of NUI technology at use in today’s world.
Entering the Microsoft Kinect event at the World Economic Forum
Two attendees try out Kinect for Xbox 360.
Bill Gates attended the event.
People “jumped in” to enjoy the fun.
A wide range of businesspeople, academics and press had the opportunity to see and discuss NUI technologies.
Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft, chats with David Pritchard and others.
Kinect was a hit with both watchers and players.
Pamela Passman, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft, and Dan Bross, Senior Director for Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft, welcomed their many friends to the event.