This week, Burger King attempted to trigger Google Home devices with a TV ad but… things got messy, I stumbled upon a cool short film on AR and Google released a new sort of AI-powered auto-complete… for drawings! Like my AI-sketch of the creature on the right!
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Inspiring to see the team at Floreo using virtual reality for autism therapy!
Remember the VR cat tracker? Here’s a look at the team behind it.
Useful tips for getting money for your next VR app.
Things will be big this year if this report is accurate!
Allows for USB-based peripherals such as haptic controllers, smart gloves and other USB wearables to become untethered.
Fallout 4 VR is getting talked up pretty highly by AMD’s VP.
They’ve already opened 26 around the globe. Such a good initiative!
A new prototyping and visualization tool for VR apps.
Higher resolution & lower price than high-end headsets like the Rift and Vive.
This could be fun!
Space X is planning to put a VR camera into space with them!
Magic Leap had some of its secrets spilled by an NBA star last week. This week, Ricky Gervais also said it will change the world.
An interesting take on AR pets!
This tracks real-world objects and their components in 3D not via tags.
Students seemed to prefer using mixed reality for education over VR.
Beta CloudPebble is retiring from active service, if you’ve got anything hosted there, back them up!
A smartwatch packed with sensors, an always-on display, a big battery and a long-lasting battery that’s meant for longitudinal studies.
It sounds like they’re having issues with their upcoming smartwatch.
Here’s some details on what they’re working towards.
An interesting combo of biosensing earphones and AI.
Google can now use AI to autocomplete drawings!
Great, well reasoned points for how we need to approach AI.
“No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.”
This machine learning algorithm beats ACC/AHA guidelines by 7.6 percent!
Looks like they’re still looking into self driving cars after all?
Really glad to see this sort of use of emerging tech!
Neural networks explained in a pretty handy guide by TechCrunch!
Google are getting AI to battle it out with other AI to learn.
A look at how developing AI might affect our creativity in the future.
AI that learns from human language acquires the same gender and racial biases as people, according to a new study (this is a video).
A bit disappointing and surprising… It will come later this year.
A continued look at learning deep learning.
A contest Google is sponsoring requires researchers to train an AI to identify more than 5000 different species of plants and animals.
A test of the AI responses of each.
Burger King tried to trigger Google Home devices around America, Google say they’ve disabled responses to the ad however I’ve still heard of people who’ve had the ad trigger their device. Hilariously though, it works off the Whopper Wikipedia page… so people just went and edited it.
A new way to track 10 fingers to within less than 2mm using a pair of Arduino MKR1000s.
I think that super long title covers it pretty well.
IBM X-Force uncovered a new strain of the Linux malware…
Ecobee’s next connected thermostat will likely include Alexa!
Connected thermostat not your thing? What about building a smart mirror?
A DIY interactive Mario mushroom block using an Arduino!