This week, we’ve got what is basically a Presidential VR Simulator, an Autodesk robot that can construct Lego creations and George Takei (of Star Trek fame) had a rather odd cat-themed, AR parody app of Donald Trump. It has been an odd week.
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This VR game combines VR and a heart rate monitor to adequately terrify you.
After that horror game, head to this children’s hospital so they can use their VR simulation to model how your heart is doing.
They’re looking to stick to USB-C as the standard to rid us of all those messy cords and connectors. That’d be wonderful…
It’s like Job Simulator but you get to be president.
This was a really great story to read in the Sydney Morning Herald around VR!
This will be an area that will grow for sure as developers look to be able to track what is used in their apps.
The VR exhibit is part of the Smithsonian’s mission to reach a billion people with its art — VR is just one of its approaches!
Marvel Powers United VR will be released on July 27 and if you’re looking to get a Rift — you could get both at once!
Disney is preparing to debut its first VR short film, Cycles, in August. It is “about a house, what happens inside of it and how those that live there make it a home”. I’m excited to see what Disney produce!
Celebrate his 100th birthday on the Oculus Go!
Always fascinating to see more industries looking to use VR for training!
Make have some interesting VR projects you can play around with.
Patricia Haueiss put together a massive report on the state of Australia’s AR/VR community! Definitely worth a read!
Wareable say it has “display jitters” and a bit too high a price point compared to the other Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
The New York Times showed details of the difficult conditions of the Thai cave rescue using AR.
They interpret your pose in front of the camera and match it up with a 3D pose, all powered with what appears to be Vuforia!
Viewers will be prompted on-screen to lift their phone camera up to the TV, “at which point exclusive sequences synced to that moment will be viewable”.
Grant Morrison’s company Square Slice Studios will make interactive experiences for Magic Leap’s headset.
Neat concept to show the public the potential with AR!
Unreal Engine 4.20 includes updated support for ARKit and ARCore, as well as Magic Leap One early access. Lots to explore here bringing AR and Unreal to an exciting place!
In a sign that we clearly live in an odd era, the actor who played Sulu in Star Trek has an app where he has turned Donald Trump into an augmented reality cat.
Here’s why mobile AR apps will be better with occlusion!
Spacee has come up with a way to do AR experiences that don’t need phones, tablets, glasses or any wearable. Big companies like Coca-Cola and Walmart are keen!
The Verge say they “still look a whole lot like an Apple Watch though”.
Wareable take a closer look at the practical side of Fitbit’s female health tracking functionality.
Now this is pretty darn cool.
An interesting idea — an equalizer controlled by voice.
This curious piece asks “Can AI-generated music help you concentrate?”
The technology you’ve all been waiting for (yes there is actually a genuine use for this tech — did you really want your robot servant crushing your arm every time it needs to grab it?).
Tesla’s Model 3 has a ‘Track Mode’ test feature that removes the usual driving limits.
Insect-sized robots will compete in what sounds like the best Olympics ever.
A fantastic use of Alexa to help those who need it most.
That’s a whole lot of miles.
Computers beat humans in the race to quickly and consistently detect and analyze microscopic radiation damage to materials under consideration for nuclear reactors. Sounds pretty important to me.
“Researchers at IBM have developed a method to watermark machine learning models in order to protect against theft and adversarial attacks”.
This could be a fantastic way to improve how we can fix planes!
Their machine learning appears to be leaving users with an accent behind.
This is one pretty talented robot!
More than 2,500 AI researchers have vowed to steer clear of lethal autonomous weapons! Hooray!
Another fantastic cause that I’m glad is continuing!
“The next movie you watch could have been optioned, performed, edited, and recommended by artificial intelligence”.
Promethean AI thinks it can help game artists do their jobs better through automation!
Just like groups of birds or insects, these drones organise themselves into cohesive groups.
If you’re reading this newsletter early enough, you might be able to catch some of this! It’s on right now! No need for a code either — it’s totally free! Data scientists are all joining together for a virtual conference! All skill levels welcome!
A 1 hour free Unity workshop is happening in Melbourne at the end of Magnify World Australia’s first AR/VR Business Summit! Entry only after 4pm to 7pm. Paid tickets available at the link above for the Summit itself (check that out too!) as well as free Unity tickets for those attending the free Unity workshop after!
3 co-located events. So much great stuff happening. Get ready for the AI Expo coming to North America in November! The discount code DEVDINER20 will get you 20% off!
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