- Great Dunmow, Essex
This High Voltage Engineer will provide design leadership for high voltage cable assemblies up to one megavolt.
- Recruiter: Essex X-Ray & Medical Equipment
- London (Greater)
- £25,000 - £30,000 starting salary, inclusive of on-target commissions.
Precision Microdrives (PMD) is a fast growing technology company that designs, produces and trades miniature electro-mechanical mechanisms
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Uppsala (Stad) (SE)
The Swedish Institute of Space Institute (IRF) in Uppsala search for an analogue electronics engineer.
- Recruiter: Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
- Southampton, Hampshire
- £45,271 to £49,207 per annum
Responsible for technical oversight and project management of internally and externally funded innovation centre projects.
- Recruiter: National Oceanographic Centre
- Cumbernauld, Glasgow
- Grade: 6/7* £26,537 - £37,768*
Work as part of a growing dynamic team on a wide range of technical projects with particular emphasis on experimental validation and testing
- Recruiter: University of Strathclyde
- Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful Water and Environment Unit is recruiting an electrical engineer....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful water business continues to win and deliver a fantastic amount of work....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- York, North Yorkshire
Senior electronics engineer to work as part of a team developing an MEG imaging system; working with the engineering team and external contractors.
- Recruiter: York Instruments
Responsible for giving product presentations to the customer describing how Intel products provide the optimum solution to their application.
- Recruiter: Intel
We’re looking for a qualified engineer with experience of computer programming for engineering systems and instrumentation.
- Recruiter: Bank of England
Apple co-founder outlines ‘human’ computer vision
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speaking at the European Business Network's annual conference
A human-like computer of the future could give every child a personal tutor, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The former teacher says he envisages a day when information technology allowed one-on-one teaching and said it was important young people "wrote the book" rather than followed tried and tested ideas.
The entrepreneur was speaking today at Londonderry's Millennium Forum for the European Business Network's annual conference.
"We are moving closer to where a computer is like a person and we can have normal conversations with it," he said. "We will be able to have one teacher per student and let students go on in their own direction."
He added: "A computer is an awful cheap teacher, it has to get more human in its characteristics; anything another human being can understand is what I want my phones to understand."
The entrepreneur predicted mobile devices would become more like real humans over the next couple of decades.
He said that process has been on-going for years, with people "lifting" information into virtual rubbish bins on desktops and using mouses designed to mimic the two-dimensional human experience. Dropdown menus are another example of applying human thinking to computers.
Wozniak said for many years foldable LED displays had been the goal and added he wanted to see a glowing globe to zoom into for Google Earth-type applications.
He claimed people were being more and more attracted by Google glasses and wearable technology like watches or devices worn on the head.
"I would love to get low-cost plasters to push buttons and change the colour of my car, wearable technology is something we are hearing so much about at the moment," he said.
He described his philosophy on work simply.
"Our meaning in life is to follow the urges that we are born with," he said, adding that sometimes students with the least money were the most likely to succeed because they were forced to innovate and were not constrained by the need to earn a wage or follow accepted practice.
He said he invented the floppy drive because he wanted to see Las Vegas and the company was having a meeting there and he needed to earn his inclusion on the delegation, also recalling his work on programming scientific calculators at Hewlett Packard, which he said was simply about making life simpler by thinking differently.
Wozniak said when he first teamed up with Steve Jobs he managed to get Intel chips from a salesman for free and added they founded their company with $300 each.
At one point, opening garage doors at the push of a button was the frontier of technology and computers could not handle chess games, but now they are becoming more like humans in their ability to handle complex problems, he said.
"We did not invent the internet to be a brain, we stumbled on it by accident," he added.
"We visit Barcelona, one of the smartest cities in the world, to find out what makes it so special. What does it look like and what is the future?"
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