The Royal Australian Navy are giving VR-powered diversity and inclusion training a go!
In a great tale of VR startup success, Equal Reality, a group focused on reducing unconscious bias through virtual reality, have recently built a custom version of their app for the Royal Australian Navy's cultural reform program. I spoke to Brennan, one of the founders of the team, about their exciting news!
Collective Campus has two new emerging tech accelerators!
Collective Campus, a corporate innovation hub, school and consultancy based in Australia and Singapore, have two accelerators that would be perfect for emerging tech startups looking at entertainment, tourism, travel or real estate. I spoke with Sean Qian from Collective Campus about the opportunities available.
This week, one man turned his Furby into an Amazon Echo, we have a Google Vision Kit available to help developers add on-device computer vision smarts (with no connection needed) and flame throwing drones!
This week, Amazon released a new way to make VR/AR apps in the browser, Givenchy released some fantastic VR/AR headset concept pics, Microsoft is teaching Chinese using an AI-powered iOS app and the singing, wall-mounted Big Mouth Billy Bass will soon be Alexa enabled!
This group is using 360 video and VR to help stop sexual harassment
Sexual assault and harassment is a serious problem across many cultures and industries, the ever growing list of #metoo stories of the past two months are evidence of that. Vantage Point is looking to use 360 video in VR to create a sexual harassment training program. I spoke to Morgan Mercer, the CEO and founder, about the project and what their plans are.
This week, we've got red Amazon Echos in support for charity which Canadians may be especially excited by because... the Echo is now available in Canada! We've also got a somersaulting Boston Dynamics robot, a remote controlled robot from Toyota and even minibots that can glide along water.