Interface Technologies & Devices


Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each other

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But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or vehicle to vehicle communication, and has found that it makes their autonomous prototypes even safer. Mcity is also using a new augmented reality system to test their cars equipped with V2V. They've created virtual vehicles equipped with the technology that can communicate with their actual prototypes. Regardless, anything that gets us closer to safe, reliable autonomous cars is a win, so it will be interesting to see how this tech develops.


4 Disruptive Health Care Technologies That Will Change Everything

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He continues, "While farfetched at the time, big data and machine learning have come far enough in just four years to provide gravitas to Vinod's argument. With a trillion gigabytes of patient data collected from devices, EHRs, labs, and DNA sequencing, alongside surrounding factors such as weather, geo-location, and viral outbursts taken into account, computers learn quickly, and they learn everything. Today, researchers in Europe are using 3-D printers and DNA sequencing to grow human body parts that could potentially replace missing limbs or ailing organs. While some of Aziz's ideas still make me squeamish, machine learning, virtual reality, the Human Genome Project, and the internet of things will undoubtedly impact our lives in the future.


Google Glass: Shock update hints at return from the dead

The Independent

A new update for Google Glass has just rolled out, to the surprise of the entire technology community. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped ...



Marketers Are Thinking Harder About Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence - eMarketer

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Many marketers anticipate that technologies like augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) will affect their business in the next 12 months, more so than a year prior. In 2017, 30% of respondents planned to prioritize AI in the next 12 months. While more marketers plan to prioritize these technologies, some are planning to focus less on others. And compared with 2016, fewer marketers plan to prioritize areas like mcommerce, social media software and wearable technology this year.


This startup wants to build VR headsets with 'human eye-resolution'

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The screens would be a staggering 17x resolution improvement on displays in current generation VR systems like the Rift and Vive. I had the chance to demo a prototype of the company's technology last week using a modified Oculus Rift headset with Varjo's display systems embedded. Though this "bionic display" rig I tested simply utilized fixed "focus" displays at the center of my vision, the company is building systems that actively adjust the mirror to your gaze, ensuring that you are always seeing the most high-res image possible. Varjo wants to take on companies like Magic Leap, Microsoft and Meta to create mixed reality headsets that build upon its display technology, though this technology isn't really suited for transparent display systems like waveguides so it would still rely on pass-through camera displays to pull of the mixed reality.


The World's First Augmented Reality Dating App Is Finally Here

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By utilizing a wide range of innovative solutions, the app will be able to recognize nearby daters, measure compatibility, and match accordingly with a simple point of your smartphone. "FlirtAR will use facial recognition, geolocation, and augmented reality to show user dating profiles and begin conversations with potential dates in the real world and in real time," said Renan Godinho, founder of FlirtAR. Through facial recognition technology, users will be able to spot nearby users in a crowded room. This will subsequently bring up their profile, measuring your compatibility in real time.


The best digests about VR, AI and AR

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The Wild Week in AI is a very detailed newsletter and is divided into several sections that will inform you about the latest news in AI and Deep Learning. Every piece of information is divided in a separate paragraph where Jack highlights the most important outtakes from the presented story and adds his commentary. Every issue begins with the headline of the week and then the curators dive deeper into different topics that deal with the exciting world of virtual reality by oftentimes including humorous posts, recommending cool VR experiences and sharing exciting stories. Inside you'll also find engaging articles about VR & Filmmaking; ideas and thoughts on the developments from the industry; tips & tutorials; hardware solutions and some experimental materials that will transcend you into the world of VR.


45% Of Retailers Plan To Add AI To Enhance Customer Service

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Retailers appear to be warming to artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Almost half (45%) of retailers plan to utilize artificial intelligence for customer service within three years, according to the BRP 2017 Customer Experience, Unified Commerce Benchmark survey of 500 executives at retailers in North America, with a focus on specialty retail.


How AI is improving customer experience and loyalty in retail

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That means online retailers must find a way to offer excellent customer service in order to make the customer happy. Online virtual assistants or in-store virtual clerks can help customise the shopping experience. Through these technologies, customers have an omnichannel experience, as their online and offline worlds blend. Now is the time to invest in AI technology to meet customers demands, create unique experiences, and put your brand ahead of the rest.