DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and Lenovo today announced that they have partnered with visionary robotics scientist Peter Scott-Morgan and his foundation philanthropic, to develop ambitious technological assistance solutions integrating the latest advances in hardware, software and artificial intelligence (AI) to make life easier for people with disabilities, sick people or other difficult situations.
Dubbed the “world's first human cyborg,” Peter Scott-Morgan pushes the boundaries of technology to extend and enrich life. In 2017, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). From the onset of the first symptoms, convinced of the limitless potential of technology, Peter began to look for ways to reverse the classic progression of the disease. Its vision consists of: "Bringing security to vulnerable people, giving strength to the weak, filling the dissatisfied."
“The foundation of our collaboration is our belief in the untapped potential of technology to make your dreams come true - whoever you are, whatever your background and personal situation, whatever your ambitions,” says Peter Scott- Morgan. Peter, who was only given two years by doctors to live, has a mantra: " With AI and robotics, bring hope!"
DXC and Lenovo - along with a team of volunteers and tech specialists - will bring their expertise in hardware, IT support, integration and artificial intelligence. The main initiatives aim to:
- Develop autonomous and self-propelled wheelchairs for getting around at home and beyond;
- Preserve the personality thanks to an avatar quickly created and of a striking realism;
- Use augmented reality (AR) as a user interface controlled only by eye movements;
- Accelerate the generation and personalization of expressive digital voices; and
- Integrate smart technologies throughout the family home to improve the lives of all its occupants.
In addition to developing custom solutions, Lenovo donated the computer equipment needed for his home-office to Peter Scott-Morgan. Calvin Crosslin, Chief Diversity Officer at Lenovo and President of the Lenovo Foundation , said, “We have a responsibility to make the power of technology as accessible as possible and to create new opportunities. This is precisely why we are rallying to the idea of improving technology for the benefit of all and I am grateful to Peter Scott-Morgan for inviting us to collaborate with him and share some of his extraordinary vision. ”
DXC will act as an integrator. The company will deploy its technological ecosystem and bring its know-how and technological experience to ensure a secure and flawless integration of all infrastructures, applications, analyzes and engineering solutions.
“Peter is a surprisingly inspiring person,” said Steve Turpie, EMEA president of DXC. The DXC team will offer advice and support to define the requirements, target architecture and technology roadmap. Specifically, it will activate the eye tracking, virtual keyboard, language and avatar performance functions. Peter and the Foundation have a tireless passion to challenge our ideas on how to use technology to improve the lives of people and society. ”
For more information on Peter Scott-Morgan, his background, current research and opportunities to get involved, visit the Scott-Morgan Foundation website .
“I applied the results of a lifetime of research to rewriting my own future: a stroke of luck! But, much more importantly, we now have the chance to rewrite the future of millions - if not billions.- people by putting into practice the lessons learned to bring security to vulnerable people, to give strength to the weak and to fill the dissatisfied. I wanted to find a way to free myself from my suddenly inadequate body to overcome the devastating news of this diagnosis and re-imagine what "deadly disease" means. But we can help anyone who feels disadvantaged. Like the phoenix, they can take flight again! With the tremendous support of my husband Francis, countless kind and brilliant people, and technology leaders like DXC and Lenovo, the future that I once thought was bleak looks incredibly bright. ”
About DXC Technology
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) supports companies in the management of their critical systems and their operations, by modernizing their IT infrastructures, by optimizing their data architectures, and by guaranteeing the security and the scalability of public and private cloud servers. and hybrids. The world's largest companies trust DXC to deploy the various technological ecosystems necessary to reach new heights in terms of performance, competitiveness and customer experience. To learn more about the excellence DCX offers its customers and employees, visit DXC.com .
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a Fortune Global 500 company valued at $ 60 billion and present in 180 markets around the world. Driven by a bold vision to make technology smarter for all, we are currently developing world-changing technologies that support (via devices and infrastructure) millions of customers and enable them (via solutions, services and software), every day and together, to create a more inclusive, reliable and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. To learn more about Lenovo, visit https://www.lenovo.com and read our latest news on our StoryHub .
About Lenovo Tech World 2021 and Peter Scott-Morgan
Peter Scott-Morgan traveled to Lenovo's Tech World 2021 event on September 8 to chat with Thorsten Stremlau, Director of Strategic Business Advisory at Lenovo, about their common goal of making smarter technologies for everyone.
“It is a great honor for me to work with Peter, a particularly brilliant scientist and inspiring personality,” said Thorsten Stremlau, who leads Lenovo initiatives. At Lenovo, we are particularly focused on improving accessibility and increasing diversity , and this collaboration represents an exceptional opportunity to ensure that our innovations will make a real difference for Peter and, I hope for many. other people."
About other partners who support the Scott-Morgan Foundation
Other key collaborators already working with Peter Scott-Morgan on this initiative include Matthew Aylett of CereProc, Amanda Darby of Optimize3D, Pinewood Studios, and Ari Shapiro of Embody Digital.
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Source: Business Wire