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 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.
Particle for Good — empowering groups using IoT for social good!
The team at Particle have put together a fantastic new program to help groups who are looking to use the IoT for social good called "Particle for Good". The program will provide these groups with additional benefits and resources, helping them reach new heights with their endeavours. I spoke with Jeff Eiden, Product Manager at Particle, about the program.
11 lessons on building & shipping a smart device from Ray Wu, founder of Wynd
Wynd is one of the best Kickstarter projects I own. It has both an air purifier and air quality tracker that work together to help improve the air quality around you. It is a great example of using technology to improve society's quality of life. For those with allergies and/or highly polluted environments, this can make a world of difference. Ray Wu, founder and CEO of Wynd, was kind enough to answer some questions around building and shipping a hardware product. Here are 11 lessons I drew from what he shared.
Insights into the world of machine learning from a chief scientist
Dr. Sid J Reddy is chief scientist at Conversica and will be speaking at AI with the Best about creating an automated sales assistant that engages in genuine human conversation! I thought I'd ask him for his insights into the world of machine learning, natural language processing and our AI-powered future!