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Google's Vint Cerf launches University of Southampton’s Zepler Institute
SOUTHAMPTON is at the forefront of developments on the Internet, according to one of the top bosses at Internet giant Google.
Vint Cerf says the work carried out at a new research centre based in the city will help frame the future of the world wide web.
Mr Cerf, vice-president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, was special guest speaker at the launch of the Zepler Institute at the University of Southampton last night and addressed hundreds who packed into the lecture theatre.
The institute is described as the world leader in the field of photonics and will be forefront of communications using light in the future.
As reported by the Daily Echo, it will call on existing experts at the university to provide an area for research to deliver solutions required to meet the global challenges and demands as the Internet grows.
The launch was led by Professor Sir David Payne, director of the university’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, and one of the world’s most influential researchers.
It was his work that helped Google achieve its global status today, according to Mr Cerf.
He said: “Southampton is developing the ideas and we need that as we are putting more and more on top of what is already there.”
Mr Cerf said the researchers would help find solutions to problems, which will help Google’s ideas such as expanding smartphone development, self-driving cars, and Google Glass, adding that some initial ideas can take up to a decade to come into development.
His talk focused on how advertisements online will be tailored to what the user looks at, points to, or hears in the future through Google’s technologies.
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