From the TEDx site: “Frederic Kaplan is an engineer, researcher and entrepreneur, with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He holds the Digital Humanities Chair at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and directs the EPFL Digital Humanities Lab. He is also the founder and president of a company that designs and produces innovative interfaces and consumer electronic products and of a joint venture focusing on digital publications.
Can we build Google maps of the past? Can we rebuild social networks of hundreds of years ago? How can we design time machines? Frederic Kaplan develops tools to travel not only in space, but also through time, and shows us his project to create a time machine for Venice!”
And here’s his talk: