Subscribe: Learning TRENDS

« 964 - Blue Screens Enhance Video, Pitch for Learning, Curation LAB | Main | 962 - 30 Under 30 Learning Leaders; A Learning Cruise; Learning Ideas »

963 - Style Cameras, Musk Memory Tech, Asia Learning Delegations

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - April 26, 2017
#963- Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,637 Readers - - The MASIE Center. 
Host of Curation & Learning LAB - May 9-11 - Saratoga Springs, NY

1. Amazon’s Look for Echo: Style, Camera and Machine Learning.
2. Elon Musk’s Neurolink for Memory Assist for Aging Brains.
3. Masie’s Asia Ambassador: Learning Delegations from Asia.
4. Indecent & Anastasia: 2 MASIE Productions on Broadway.

1. Amazon’s Look for Echo: Style, Camera and Machine Learning: Very excited about the just released Amazon Echo “Look” - which is a camera component of the Echo product. 

It will have many features including a provocative one that will take pictures of your clothing and proposed purchases and run that through a Machine Learning interface for “Style Advice”. 

Imagine that applied to other dimensions of movement and pictures, which will bring us into a visual based Performance Support world of tomorrow.

We will feature a “Hackathon” with the Amazon Echo “Look” as applied to Learning at the upcoming Learning 2017 event. Details on the emerging Look product at:

2. Elon Musk’s Neurolink for Memory Assist for Aging Brains: In following advances and innovations that may have an impact on Learning, I was quite intrigued to learn of Elon Musk’s (Tesla & SpaceX) new venture: Neurolink. He has some far-out ideas of using brain implants to ultimately allow brain-to-brain to technology communication.

And, there is a closer target: to use technology as a way of helping individuals that have a brain or memory failure to cope and more effectively function. Researchers on this project are looking at memory prompting and image recognition that would assist recall, as well as other assistive devices.

As an owner of a Tesla for 3 years, I have deep intrigue with the work of Musk and one of the major challenges of the years ahead will be the scaling of seniors with Alzheimers and other memory decay/erosion. Imagine the ways in which technology could assist, support and enrich the lives of those with such conditions (and their families). Wow. Stay tuned. And, do a Google search on Neurolink for evolving perspectives.

3. Masie’s Asia Ambassador: Learning Delegations from Asia. We are excited to announce a new Asia Ambassador and Learning Delegations for our Learning 2017 event, featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Ting Huang will be our Ambassador and will lead delegations of Learning Colleagues from Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Korea, China and other Asian Areas. They will meet and collaborate with learning colleagues from around the globe and will have special gatherings in Orlando during the conference (Oct 22nd to 25th).  For information send an email to

4. Indecent & Anastasia - New Broadway Shows We Produced: MASIE Productions is proud to be part of the production teams for two amazing shows that have just opened. If you are coming to New York City, check these out:

* Indecent: A powerful play that won rave reviews from the critics. Info:

* Anastasia: An awesome musical, which is selling out and is amazing. Info:


Yours in learning,

Elliott Masie
Twitter: @emasie 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:

- Curation & Learning LAB - May 9-11, 2017 Saratoga Springs
- Learning 2017 - October 22 to 25 - Orlando, Florida
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM

Details and Online Registration: