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Software Architect Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Betsy Shepherd interviews software designer Blaise Agüera y Arcas, the architect of Bing Maps and Bing Mobile.

Blaise Agüera y Arcas in grey zippered sweatshirt

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Blaise Agüera y Arcas

We’re always trying to understand and we’re always trying to make. And a lot of that really boils down to what life is all about.

Blaise Agüera y Arcas is a designer and imagery expert who has worked on augmented reality, mapping, wearable computing, and natural user interfaces.

He was the co-creator of Photosynth, a software that assembles photos into 3D environments, and he created Seadragon, a visualization technology.

Previously he was an engineer at Microsoft, where he led a team of researchers and engineers with strengths in wearable computing, interaction design, digital maps, computer vision and graphics. He now works on machine learning at Google.

The MIT Technology Review named him as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.

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