This week, Amazon released a new way to make VR/AR apps in the browser, Givenchy released some fantastic VR/AR headset concept pics, Microsoft is teaching Chinese using an AI-powered iOS app and the singing, wall-mounted Big Mouth Billy Bass will soon be Alexa enabled!
My fun, relaxed, light-hearted online course is coming soon! No matter your skill level, it should help you build a virtual assistant/chatbot 🙂 Pre-register and I’ll give you a discount code when it’s out as my way of saying thanks!
There are 4 days left to help support this group with their crowdfunded VR project! It’s another VR project that aims to make the world a better place.
A totally web-based editor for VR/AR apps in Amazon Web Services.
PlayStation VR is in the lead, Oculus Rift is second and HTC Vive is third.
VentureBeat interviewed three pros about getting into the industry.
Currently available via Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Always so great to see VR being used to make a difference!
This VR story looks very fascinating!
They have a bit of a steampunk vibe to them… I like em!
This group combine the mechanical, physical and virtual for a realistic in-flight experience! I wish I could try this out!
Hot air balloon not your thing? What about a multiplayer VR shooter based around “Ghost in the Shell” in an arcade?
“What if you could create a 3D model of a space, simply by walking around and recording a 360 video of it with an off-the-shelf consumer 360 camera?”
According to this study — “Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy”.
This Google Glass app is a great example of using emerging tech for good!
This is a great concept idea that shows the potential of AR — it would allocate items from a messy room and indicates their position of origin!
Snapchat is looking to monetise their AR content.
AR Dragon lets you raise a dragon in AR from hatchling to adult on iOS.
Rumours say Apple will launch its own AR headset in 2019.
It looks a bit like Baymax from Big Hero 6!
An interesting review of real world use of the Fitbit Ionic.
“The AWS Machine Learning Research Awards will provide one-time unrestricted awards to academic institutions, as well as credits for use with its cloud platform”.
Researchers have found a way for soft robots to have some strength using the power of rigid origami skeletons.
Facebook’s new “proactive detection” AI will scan posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and try to help in various ways.
Mythic is building chips with analog circuits to bring AI to smaller devices.
It will “have its own peripheral nervous system directly linking robotic sensors and actuators”. Whoa.
They have “a hub where medical professionals can pick up new tools for analyzing the results of X-ray imaging and other radiology tools”.
When games want you to do mindless, repetitive tasks, give them to a robot!
A 24/7 tutor that uses their speech and natural language processing tech.
Apple has a new paper on using machine learning to detect all sorts of things from raw lidar data.
A quarter of that was in the last six months alone.
That’d be a nice future right?
I had a similar discussion this week, there are some scary repercussions for emerging tech with the FCC’s current attempt to repeal net neutrality.
This doesn’t use the existing APIs and works offline which would be great for simple assistants to put into one-off devices.
Feel uneasy about all these devices recording you? Here’s what they listen to — and how to delete it. If you’re curious, I wrote a piece a while back where I tested whether the Amazon Echo is indeed always listening.
That talking fish will soon be Alexa-enabled! (Thanks to Oleg for this one!)
A nice piece comparing rigid PCBs and flexible PCBs!
A look at how insurance companies are going to use your IoT data.
Is this a genuine thing? Watch and decide for yourself!
3 co-located events. 15 conference tracks. 9,000 attendees. 300+ speakers. 300+ exhibitors. It’s all happening at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley! It even has a free track on AI for developers! Want to attend the whole event? Use the discount code DEVDINER20!
It’s on this weekend!!! BuzzConf is a family-friendly tech festival in country Victoria, Australia. Learn and play with tech by day, enjoy live music by night! The code special_devdiner will give you 20% off!
Coder Academy, Global Mindset & the VR/AR Association are co-hosting a Sydney meetup which is perfect for teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, principals and more who want a better insight into the tech!
Can’t make it to the AI Expo in Santa Clara? The event is also headed over to London in 2018! Use the discount code DEVDINER20 to get a good deal on your tickets! They have a a free track on AI for developers too!
Learn to build for the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Slack & more!