This week, we had the first virtual being to win an Emmy, retro game AI translation, real-time hand tracking on mobile cameras, YouTube has been removing robot combat videos due to “animal cruelty” and more!
The campaign’s final stretch goal has been revealed.
Part one of a series from Smashing Magazine on building WebVR with A-Frame.
Wolves in the Walls won the award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media.
A look at Facebook’s journey in developing wireless headsets with inside out tracking.
The Walmart CEO said the team felt their VR training helped when it came to the awful day.
They had 18 months to put it all together.
It has 14 extra-sensory VR pods, a bar and a poke kitchen.
“Red Matter has sold better in 1 week on Oculus Quest than it has in more than 15 months on the Rift”.
“At the most basic level, Inspectar uses augmented reality to lay a representation of your board’s design over a real-time image of the actual physical board.”
In a study of patients with a degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision, it was found that adapted AR glasses could improve mobility by 50% and grasp performance by 70%.
“Security researchers have created ShareAR, a toolkit that lets developers build collaborative and interactive features into AR apps without sacrificing their users’ privacy and security”.
YouTube has been removing videos of robot combat due to “animal cruelty”.
Hand tracking is hard and Google’s latest method “achieves real-time performance on a mobile phone, and even scales to multiple hands”. That’s pretty darn impressive. There are also hopes this could allow for real time sign language tracking.
Mustafa Suleyman is out until “at least” the end of 2019 and the media is speculating as to why. Nobody really knows why but the tech media are spreading the thought that it could be due to ethical questions from recent projects. Maybe he just wants to chill for a bit.
One step closer to Transformers.
RetroArch, a tool for playing classic games, can now can translate Japanese to English so you’ll understand a bit more from those retro Japanese games!
“VMWare and Nvidia today launch VMware on AWS, a hybrid cloud for AI and machine learning workflows. Nvidia also introduced a new virtual GPU offering”.
OpenAI didn’t want to release their fake news AI, but of course, it has been recreated (as was inevitable).
Considering weaponising your drone? The FAA say it may lead to “significant harm to a person and to your bank account”. How much bank account harm? A US$25,000 maximum fine.
Engadget and Wirecutter teamed up to look into robotics kits and they really liked the Lego Boost.
“Artificial intelligence is now being used to make decisions about lives, livelihoods and interactions in the real world in ways that pose real risks to people”.
“Human creativity was, for a long time, something computer scientists simply wouldn’t touch” — that’s no longer the case.
This is before they stopped it last month. That’s a whole lot of recordings.
“Neuroscientists show how evolution and animal brains can be a rich source of inspiration for machine learning, especially to help AI tackle some enormously difficult problems, like doing the dishes”.
“They found that parts of the primate visual system may work differently than previously thought”.
Intel is getting into the AI-centric CPU chip game to compete with Amazon and Microsoft.
The Portable Home Speaker from Sonos is has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Alexa, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect for US$349.
Stacey Higgenbotham on the difficulties posed by Google’s changes to the Nest ecosystem.
“It could be used to create something like an internal internet, connecting organs and tissue with sensors in a seamless network”. Does that make anyone else feel squeamish?
We talk all about the latest in VR/AR, IoT, AI, robotics, maker news & more, followed by Q&A & live tech tinkering!