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!
Talking machine learning with Tanmay Bakshi at the IBM Watson Summit!
I spoke with Tanmay Bakshi all about machine learning, how he got into developing software so early on, what he thinks about the Singularity and more in this interview outside the IBM Watson Summit in Sydney!
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!