Using virtual reality for autism therapy
It's always great to see emerging tech being used to make a difference. Floreo is working to put together VR content to help children with autism. Vijay Ravindran, one of the founders, shared with us their story so far.
The game studio with grand VR cat tracking ambitions!
Katie and John reached many news feeds this year after their efforts to track their cat while using the Vive — no more stepping on a cat while in a virtual world! They're running their own independent game studio — Triangular Pixels, and have just started a Patreon to help fund their efforts. Katie took the time to chat about their VR tracker and their VR efforts so far.
Using virtual reality to help reduce unconscious bias
Annie Harper and her team at Equal Reality have been putting together an app that has some high aspirations. They are looking to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace by using virtual reality to change workplace behaviours and attitudes, and were recently accepted into the MIT Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Brisbane! I had a chat with them about unconscious bias and how their app came about.
Getting started with image recognition and artificial intelligence today with Clarifai’s Matt Zeiler
Clarifai provides a fantastic service that developers can use to bring image recognition into their apps. Matt Zeiler, CEO and founder of Clarifai, spoke with me about their service and explained the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and neural networks.
Striving to do good in the world with virtual reality and 360 video
Taryn Southern has spent the past decade telling stories in creative ways through her video series, weekly YouTube videos and music. Her current endeavour is incredibly inspirational — striving to use VR/AR for positive social impact in her production and consulting company for social impact digital/VR/AR, Tribe of Good.
Countering the dismal state of security in the Internet of Things
Security has been a huge concern with Internet of Things devices, with connected devices turning up in botnets and having rather concerning security vulnerabilities. Terry Dunlap, founder and CEO of Tactical Network Solutions, helps businesses and developers ensure their systems are built securely. He was kind enough to share some of his thoughts and advice for securing the IoT.