This week, we’ve got a way of making AR apps that work on both ARKit and ARCore in the latest version of Unreal Engine, an unexpected entrant into the VR space — Metamucil, Arduino-powered light up stairs, and one Japanese engineer who made his own 28-foot high Gundam robot. Just amazing.
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“JPEG XS will compress images using less energy, with higher-quality images being sent with low latency over broadband networks like 5G”.
YouTube Space LA is “opening up applications for a 4-month learning and production intensive for VR creators looking to explore YouTube’s new VR180 format”.
There are a bunch of handy VR/AR updates available to the public now, including one that allows devs to create an AR app that will work for both ARKit and ARCore.
An unexpected entrant into the VR space — “Metamucil invite guests to experience an interactive journey of education and gameplay”.
Preservation organization CyArk uses photos and laser scans to make virtual tours of places that may not last in reality.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR recently came out on PC and this guy used it to lose 10 pounds!
They’ve been busy! Most excitingly, they finished their Unity WebVR exporter v1.2.0 release.
A look at the start of Firefox’s development of its upcoming VR/AR browser — Reality.
VR is finding uses in hospitals to help with pain.
The first Google VR180 camera and a standalone Daydream headset with 6DOF are launching on May 6 (available for pre-order).
Its feed will be stabilized straight out of the camera which is pretty handy!
Developer Ukiedo wants to “combine AI with Blockchain to create a living VR world”. Sounds kinda cool!
Project Ghost Studios have revealed some of their “SR SDK” that uses Vive Pro’s dual cameras.
They’ve decided to instead take pre-orders, no Kickstarter required!
Kotaku covers how things have gone with ARKit so far, might be a good piece if you’re looking for inspiration to get building AR!
This infographic looks at the potential uses of AR by 2025.
Karl Guttag built a prototype that he thinks matches the Magic Leap One view and shows what it looks like.
The CEO of Magic Leap isn’t a big fan of Karl Guttag making educated guesses about his products.
Facebook are rolling out 3D drawing on their camera app.
Wavy is looking to help musicians enhance their music videos with AR.
Some innovative ideas here to help those less fortunate enjoy tech too (thanks to Geoff for the link!).
Michael Sawh at Wareable gives his thoughts on the latest Fitbit smartwatches.
Rae Steinbach from Snaps has some tips to share on making a chatbot that stands out from the crowd.
This week’s AI authorship are Flintstones cartoons, generated images from textual descriptions.
Google has launched a series of “Semantic Experiences” websites showcasing some AI experiences.
Google are teaching AI to pick out audio in a loud scene, just like humans can focus on a voice in a loud environment.
Enjoy pre-trained machine learning models to recognize all sorts of things with a camera you’ve made from cardboard!
The UK is worried about AI and has come up with a code for AI to abide by.
Kai-Fu Lee says we’ll need to adequately compensate jobs like teachers and caretakers that require these more human traits.
“Will robots replace designers? No. It’s more like an exoskeleton for designers.” (Thanks to Jason for the link!)
“Significant sales have been cut off” when Microsoft felt companies wanted to use their platform for unethical reasons.
“Their results, they say, show that animals could provide a new source of training data for AI systems — including those used to control robots.”
A discussion around whether women designing AI would change the results.
This Russian voice assistant is “exploding in growth and is not encumbered by any privacy or regulatory concerns”.
Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads.
Machine learning “will help create tastier, cheaper food for all”.
“Researchers have developed a robotic gripper that combines the adhesive properties of gecko toes and the adaptability of air-powered soft robots to grasp a much wider variety of objects than the state of the art”.
Apple’s latest Machine Learning journal speaks about their attempts to use AI to get rid of the need for initial training of Siri.
Researchers have built AI that produces a visible face image from a thermal image of a person’s face in low light.
Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo made his own massive Gundam robot he can ride in.
“Some locations are selling fewer than 10 HomePods a day”.
The US chipmaker has its eye on the IoT market now.
Developer, Dante Roumega, connected up their stairs with Arduino so that they light up each step for him! Seriously cool.
A fascinating look at the costs and all involved after one homeowner had Tesla’s roof tiles installed.
Amazon released a downloadable guide for building high quality Alexa skills.
Microsoft announced a new program to help companies build secure IoT devices and… wait for it… are launching a custom distribution of Linux to do it.
A great DIY project — be able to close your door just by asking Alexa to do it for you using a Particle Photon and 3D printed door closer.
“Rube-Goldbergesque IoT hacks are surprisingly simple to pull off—and can do a ton of damage”.
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