This week, machine learning stole the show as it put together super realistic 3D game walking animations (seriously impressive stuff!) while also working to help rescue bees, diagnose lung cancer and learn to detect sarcasm (even more impressive! No sarcasm intended…). What a week!
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It can run four HTC Vives at once!
Researchers found a way to simulate walls in VR by shocking the player’s muscles. Kinda cool!
A look at how 360 video and VR experiences changes things.
Nvidia is expanding the capabilities of its VRworks toolkit to streamline the development process.
VR’s ability to immerse you in an environment could be well suited to this sort of training scenario.
VR avatars might help influence people to move to healthier habits.
This makes me quite sad.
Tanay Pant explains WebVR at Codemotion Rome 2017.
This week, the “death of the smartphone” phrase started to be thrown around again. UploadVR looks at why we’re not there just yet.
Mark believes Facebook has leapfrogged Snapchat in the race to AR now.
Blippar is putting this together… not sure if this is the best use of the tech…
Fitbit shipped an estimated 2.9m devices, Xiaomi shipped 3.4m.
Struggling to keep up? Here’s a handy list.
This looks kinda cool but I worry it’ll be something that breaks easy?
Hopefully it’s all on track then?
Now there’s some good wearable news — sadly, I don’t think it’ll end the “wearables are dead” articles.
AI really does make a huge difference in these animations!
Their deep learning AI systems might interpret video surveillance data.
Google use their street view data to update maps in a pretty smart way!
AI is going to need to understand our sarcasm at some point.
Tesla is asking vehicle owners for permission to collect more video data. It’ll be interesting to see if this approach works!
Lung cancer is a huge issue in China and this startup wants to help.
Melisandre, a futuristic UI, is all ready for the Python-based virtual assistant Melissa. If you’ve used Melissa, give it a go!
Eric Horvitz has been working to make machines self aware for 30 years.
Saving bees with AI!
Would you feel more comfortable with a robot working on your eye?
Or what about a colonoscopy?
Or your legal case?
The new Amazon “Echo Show” with a 7-inch touchscreen, could be announced by the time this newsletter comes out! It might come in two colours, black and white.
Here’s a closer look at the first of the Cortana-powered Amazon Echo clones coming our way.
A cardboard, Raspberry Pi-powered Google Home!
A Particle Photon powered observatory!!!
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