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Michael Abrash of Oculus Talks About The Big Challenges Ahead of VR

Michael Abrash of Oculus Talks About The Big Challenges Ahead of VR

As humans, much of what we see around is is actually something of a visual trick, a compromise between our eyes and our brain. Entertainment creators have long taken advantage of that fact to produce optical tricks, and even television itself is a product of ‘Persistence of Vision’, which is essentially a prolonged optical illusion. Michael Abrash, celebrity programmer and …

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will include an artificial intelligence chip

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will include an artificial intelligence chip

File photo: Microsoft employees demonstrate HoloLens during the Microsoft Build 2016 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California March 30, 2016. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) There’s a lot of focus right now on the future of virtual reality headsets , the cost of entry , and just how good our VR experiences could get. But Microsoft is following a different path, and instead …

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Visbit Launches Web-Based VR Player & Unity SDK

Visbit Launches Web-Based VR Player & Unity SDK

Visbit has today released a Unity SDK and a Web VR Player, expanding the all-in-one virtual reality (VR) streaming service across all mobile VR platforms and most web browsers. The Unity SDK, also available from today, brings support for Google Daydream View and Cardboard for iOS. “Unity support has been a long-time request from our customers. We are proud to …

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Stanford built a ‘4D’ camera for cars, robots and VR

Stanford built a '4D' camera for cars, robots and VR

A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It’s a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventional cameras in a single image. The researchers call their design the "first-ever single-lens, wide field of view, light field …

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Workers are not as enthusiastic about artificial intelligence and automation as their bosses

Workers are not as enthusiastic about artificial intelligence and automation as their bosses

A quarter of Australians fear redundancy due to increased use of artificial intelligence and automation as businesses increasingly investigate options, according to a new report into business use of emerging technologies. The study from research firm Telsyte looks broadly across Australian businesses and the rapid adoption of new technologies underway, including artificial intelligence and automation, wearable technology, augmented and virtual …

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Mortenson Create AR App For Visualising Construction

Mortenson Create AR App For Visualising Construction

Students at the University of Washington will be able to use a mobile augmented reality (AR) app to see what the new CSE2 computer science building will look like when it is completed in January 2019. The app was developed by Mortenson Construction to aid in visualising construction. Use of AR and virtual reality (VR) in construction has been growing. …

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China aims to become global AI leader by 2030

China aims to become global AI leader by 2030

China’s top administrative body has laid out a three-step approach to make artificial intelligence (AI) the key driving force of the country’s economic growth for the next decade. According to the plan initiated by the State Council and released last week, China will first keep pace with other leading countries in terms of AI technology and applications by 2020, aiming …

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Artificial intelligence tool turns audio into video

Artificial intelligence tool turns audio into video

Washington – A new artificial intelligence tool can create realistic videos from audio files alone. This technology, developed at the University of Washington, has been tested on speeches made by former President Obama. The technology is based on newly prepared algorithms, which are designed to overcome a limitation with ‘computer vision’. This is with turning audio clips into realistic, lip-synced …

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The Emerging Science of Computational Psychiatry

The Emerging Science of Computational Psychiatry

Machine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the study and understanding of mental illness. Psychiatry, the study and prevention of mental disorders, is currently undergoing a quiet revolution. For decades, even centuries, this discipline has been based largely on subjective observation. Large-scale studies have been hampered by the difficulty of objectively assessing human behavior and comparing it with …

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