Lessons from giving Melissa, a virtual assistant, its own UI interface
July 1st, 2017 | Artificial Intelligence, Interviews
Tanay Pant has done some great work making a virtual assistant that is open for others to learn from and use. Melissa has been improving, recently gaining its own UI which brings it out from the command line! I spoke with Tanay about the UI process.
This team have already built 20 educational games in VR and AR
June 27th, 2017 | Augmented Reality, Interviews, Virtual Reality
Bringing emerging tech into education is something which we need much more of. The team at arludo are powering forward doing just this — using VR and AR to educate students about science. Michael Kasumovic, the founder of arludo, took some time to chat about their journey so far.
Teaching the joys of STEM with robots and multiplayer programming
June 14th, 2017 | Interviews, Robotics
StarLAB is something we need more of — tech built by a team of engineers to help students learn together. In this case, they get to learn to build cool robots! I spoke with Clinton McKinnon, the Electrical/Marketing Engineer at Obelisk Systems, about StarLAB and their platform.
Hunting for emerging tech at CeBIT Australia 2017
June 5th, 2017 | Interviews
We went searching around for emerging tech at CeBIT Australia 2017 — the APAC’s largest and longest-running B2B technology exhibition and conference. Here's what we found!
This team wanted a 3D scanner, so they built their own
June 1st, 2017 | Internet of Things, Interviews
This is the sort of team I love to meet. The Sydney-based team at EORA 3D decided that 3D scanners were too expensive for their needs and built their own. I met them at CeBIT Australia last week as they were preparing to ship their creation out to the world and Indranil Roy, a lead engineer, was kind enough to chat with me a bit about their story!
Greg Williams, executive editor of WIRED, chats about the future of tech!
May 29th, 2017 | Interviews
Greg Williams is Executive Editor at WIRED magazine and has spent a whole lot of time exploring emerging tech. In this video interview, we chat about where devs should place their efforts, discussing areas like VR, AR and AI.