We've made it to the 100th issue of the newsletter! This milestone week has brought Google Glass' next enterprise phase, Google Home arrived in Australia, we had a tonne of AI news and one group believes the world needs a giant robot fighting league.
Emerging tech had so many fascinating stories this week! We've got jaw-droppingly realistic video of Barack Obama generated by a neural network, a Star Wars AR headset, a robot throwing themselves into a fountain and Elon Musk warning that cutting-edge robots may soon kill people if not regulated.
Register your interest for our virtual assistant course!
This is the place to register if you're keen to get the first look at our virtual assistant course. We'll add you to the waiting list and send you a link to sign up to the online course when it becomes available — with an early access coupon code to say thanks for your early interest!
Free ways to learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning
In the lead up to my own talk on artificial intelligence at Web Directions Code, I thought I'd put together a list of resources for others looking to learn the basics of this ever expanding area in emerging tech.
This week, an Amazon Echo saved the day by calling the cops during a domestic dispute, linking WebVR experiences using A-Frame and Firefox Nightly is now possible, Jawbone is being liquidated and relaunched as a health startup and one bot is making some undeniably odd phone covers for Amazon.
SpatialStories — a new toolset for VR/AR storytelling
SpatialStories is a new way to put together interactive real-time VR/AR content. Michaël Martin, CTO at Apelab, shared a few quick bits of info on their toolset for anyone looking to see if this is the toolset they've been waiting for!