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Big Data issues : Is it all about crunching the numbers ?

As Gary Marcus says in the New York Times: “Big Data is suddenly everywhere, everyone seems to be collecting it, analyzing it, making money from it and celebrating its powers” But first of all, what is Big Data ? According to Avita Katal, Big data is defined as large amount of data which requires new technologies and architectures so that it becomes possible to extract value from it by capturing and analysis process. Due to such large size of data it becomes very difficult to perform effective analysis using the existing traditional techniques. Big data due to its various properties like volume, velocity, variety, variability, value and complexity put forward many challenges. Few statistics : according to CISCO, in 2013 Internet Communications weighed 667 exabytes. On the other hand, through Social Media, we produce more than 12 terabytes of data each day. Then what challenge does the Big Data rise ? Dr. Timo Hannay empathizes three key points : “first we have to understand that information is power, data is the new oil; on the second hand we must teach and train data professionnals (Data Mining Engineer, Chief Data Officier,…) and last but not least we have to design new tools to handle Big Data issues.” During the CES, check out our booth (81241) for a personal demo. ...

Focus on the Flow of Information

Today, we will talk about the Flow of Information. Perfect Memory deals with tons of data, we process information then we extract knowledge from it. To better understand the ins sand outs of Knowledge Curation, we offer you an extract from one of Danah Boyd’s public speeches. She is a social media scholar, youth researcher, and advocate working at Microsoft Research, New York University Media Culture & Communication and the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society. « For the last few centuries, we have been living in an era of broadcast media, but we have been switching to an era of networked media. This fundamentally alters the structure by which information flows. Those who believe in broadcast structures recognize the efficiency of a single, centralized source. There’s some nostalgia here. The image is clear: 1950s nightly news… everyone tunes in to receive the same message at the same time. There are the newspapers, the radio stations, the magazines… all telling the same news-y story. Centralized sources of information are powerful because they control the means of distribution. There is also the town gossip, the church, and the pub. These too were centralized channels for disseminating information. Broadcast media structures take one critical thing for granted: attention. There is an assumption that everyone will tune in and give their attention to the broadcast entity, even though that was never true in the first place. As TV channels and publishing brands proliferated, we’ve seen that attention can easily be fragmented. Over the last few decades, increasing numbers of entities have been fighting for a smaller and smaller portion of the pie. Even gossip rags started competing for attention. The opportunities for media creation have been rising for decades, but the Internet provided new mechanisms through which people could make their own content available. From blogging to social network sites to media sharing sites to sites that provide social streams, we are seeing countless ways in which a motivated individual can make their personal content available. There were always folks willing to share their story but the Internet gave them a pulpit on which to stand. “Internet technologies are fundamentally dismantling and reworking the structures of distribution.” Internet technologies are fundamentally dismantling and reworking the structures of distribution. Distribution is a process by which content creators find channels through which they can disseminate their creation. In effect, they’re pushing out the content. Sure, people have to be there to receive it, but the idea is that there are limited channels for distribution and thus getting access to this limited resource is hard. That is no longer the case. As networked technologies proliferate around the world, we can assume that there is a channel of distribution available to everyone and between everyone. In theory, anyone could get content to anyone else. With the barriers to distribution collapsing, what matters is not the act of distribution, but the act of consumption. Thus, the power is no longer in the hands of those who control the channels of distribution, but those who control the limited resource of attention. This is precisely why YOU were the Person of the Year. Your attention is precious and valuable. It’s no longer about push; it’s about pull. And the law of two feet is now culturally pervasive ». Then she highlights four core issues about the evolution in the way Information flows : Democratization, Stimulation, Homophily and Power. You can read the entire speech transcription on her website, entitled « Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media » During the CES, meet Perfect Memory in booth 81241 ...

Lifelogging : remember to forget

What is the goal of lifelogging ? To record and archive all information in one’s life. It includes all text, picture, audio, video as well as all biological data from sensors on one’s body. The life logger can archive the information but also share it with others. Life logging is not a brand new occupation : in the 1990s Steve Mann at MIT outfitted himself with a head-mounted camera and recorded his daily life on video tape. Talking to a man wearing a camera half-obscurcing his face was probably odd at this time. But what about today ? In 2013, a swedish company launched the « Memoto Camera ». A 1.5 inch large camera which records two pictures every minute. You clip to your jacket and here you go. At the end of the end you get not less than 2.000 pictures of your meal, your desk and especially your computer screen. Let’s take a step back : is taking more than 2’000 pictures of your day makes you smarter, or happier ? Does it impact your memory ? Do you really want to watch and recollect every moment of your day as Funès, the Borges character ? What if the secret of memory is to forget wisely ? Gather, structure and exploit every memory substrates as your photos or videos, this is the challenge of PERFECT MEMORY. Meet us at the CES, booth 81241 ...

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Perfect Memory exhibits at the CES in Las Vegas

For the second year on a row, Perfect Memory will attend the famous Consumer Electronic Show, the top #1 event in Electronics. Organized by the Consumer Electronics Association, the event takes place in Las Vegas (Nevada) on January 6th to 9th. Last year, the french delegation didn’t keep a low profile : more than 60 startups were here with the blue-white-red flag. Along with Withings, Parrot of Netatmo, Perfect Memory was part of the french delegation, so called French Tech. Introducing the Perfect Memory’s « Web as a Brain » technology last year, Perfect Memory comes back in Las Vegas with a brand new product : Famille, a B2C Web Application. We can’t say anymore of it, come at our booth to discover it with your own eyes. More informations on the CES : Find us in Las Vegas : Booth 81241 For a personal demo, contact us at ...

Perfect Memory’s Semantic Data Management Platform spotted by american media influencer

Earlier this month, Herve Utheza, CEO of Utheza Media Advisory, released a post on Nscreenmedia about broadcasting. Entitled “Broadcasting is dead, long live “broad-net-casting”, this article is a pamphlet about the future of Broadcasting. Based on thoughts about the last IBC Show in Septembre, the review shows a short term glimpse on Broadcasting. Perfect Memory is quoted as a brilliant example of software solution about digital asset management, as Herve Utheza says : “In the minor halls, smaller vendors had a different focus. They were promoting software-only solutions and tools to manage exponentially growing vaults of digital media. One which attracted my attention was Perfect Memory, with a fantastic platform-architected solution using “semantics” and “ontology” to perform media asset search and management. Simply put, the system helps to find something when a user doesn’t remember the name or title of the show or movie he is searching for”. The whole article is available on About the author : Herve Utheza (@utheza) ...

Perfect Memory exhibits at TEDx Clermont

Perfect Memory will exhibit at the Home Innovation of the TEDx Clermont-Ferrand to demonstrate how our augmented assets can increase the revenue of catalogs owners. Steny Solitude, CEO of Perfect Memory, will introduce our “Web as a Brain” technology that brings the best of Big Data, Open Data and the Semantic Web. Tapcards, Magic Square and others tech startups will also exhibit at the Home Innovation. The Auvergne region tech environment already met in Las Vegas last January during the Consumer Electronics Show where the French delegation – so called “French Tech” – was under the spotlight.           ...

Perfect Memory exhibits in Amsterdam at the IBC Convention

For the fourth consecutive year, Perfect Memory will attend the top #1 annual event in the broadcast line of business.  IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. It takes places at the RAI Amsterdam from the 11th to the 15th September. Attracting 50,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries, IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that exhibits more than 1,400 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking opportunities.In 2013 Perfect Memory walked out with two awards – IBC Award for Content Management and IBC Award for technology “What Caught My Eyes Looking For Blue Sky” -, today Perfect Memory comes back in Amsterdam to introduce its Cloud Solution for Data Management. We  delivery, to the broadcasters the best of Big Data, MAMs and Semantic Web to increase their revenue with rich and captive products catalogs. Meets us at the 8D82d booth in the Hall 8 for a personal demo. You can download here the convention map.More informations available on the IBC website. ...

Perfect Memory wins the Celtic-Plus Excellence Award

Founding member of the european project Mediamap+, Perfect Memory will be in Vienna (Austria) on April 27th to attend to the Celtic-Plus event. Organized by the Eureka Cluster Celtic-Plus, this show gathers many experts in the communication technologies field. Each year, the Celtic Award is delivered to the most innovative project followed by Celtic-Plus. With the rest of the Mediamap+ project (SGT, Radio France, RTBF, Kendra Foundation, Limecraft) Perfect Memory will attend the ceremony. As Steny Solitude (CEO of Perfect Memory) says : “an award would be the best conclusion to this successful project”. As a reminder, between 2012 and 2014, the Mediamap+ team thought then developed an application system which enables a dynamic, low-threshold and cost-effective media production ecosystem. Perfect Memory shared its technologic skills and especially its semantic middleware in order to respond to the data communication problem. Steny Solitude, CEO of PERFECT MEMORY states: “Each time professionals think in a creative way of a multimedia database, they could need our semantic connector. Moreover, the same architecture allows others connectors as ‘players’ to reformulate and push multimedia contents toward existing distribution platforms. Thanks to the semantic approach, the platforms strains contents depending on input or output profile. “ Indeed, PERFECT MEMORY owns one of the most advanced solutions for the Entertainment and Media Contents Technology. It respects the FIMS (Framework for Interoperable Media Services) standard. Allowing a two level convergence: professions and data sources; the platform strongly simplifies information access for all users and boosts the traction of enhanced catalogues. Steny Solitude concludes: ”In a multipolar world, where both information sources and media consumption platforms are multiple; system interoperability is now a crucial issue. Therefore, our ambition is to become both an essential tool for multimedia distribution and a new form of Business Intelligence”. More informations on Mediamap+ are available here. You can also register for the Celtic-Plus event by following this link.               ...

DAS 2015 : Introducing Perfect Memory’s semantic engine in the MoMA

Following the deployment of Perfect Memory’s Middleware for the French Community of Belgium, Steny Solitude will introduce the semantic engine at the DAS 2015 conference in the Museum of Modern Art in New York city on May 8th. Perfect Memory is pleased to invite you at the Digital Asset Symposium 2015, one of the top show about digital challenges. Obviously, keynotes speakers invited in this event are tops experts in their field of work. The French Community of Belgium and Perfect Memory will introduce the ‘’ website and especially the semantic engine implemented for the PEPS project. This project aims to enhance the digital cultural heritage of the Community. Specifics of the collaboration between the two european institution and compagny are available in the press release attached. Keynote speakers : Jean-Louis Blanchart, CTO, PEPS Project, French Community of Belgium Steny Solitude, CEO, Perfect Memory Remaining information about the conference program are available online, you can also register to the Symposium by following this link. ...