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How is AI Transforming the Future of the Gaming Industry?


AI in gaming means adaptive as well as responsive video game experiences facilitated through non-playable characters behaving creatively as if they are being controlled by a human game player. From the software that controlled a Pong paddle or a Pac-Man ghost to the universe-constructing algorithms of the space exploration Elite, Artificial intelligence (AI) in gaming isn't a recent innovation. It was as early as 1949, when a cryptographer Claude Shannon pondered the one-player chess game, on a computer. Gaming has been an important key for the development of AI. Researchers have been employing its technology in unique and interesting ways for decades.

Intelligent technology will shape the future of retail


Over the last couple of years, intelligent technology driven by artificial intelligence (AI) has been bringing forth new innovations and experiences across a variety of industries and use cases. AI has eased many processes by automating tasks. And now, with deep learning algorithms, AI can perform more complicated tasks too. For consumers, the use of AI and other intelligent technology enables consumers to have a better experience. Apart from AI, tech like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are now highly sought after, especially by the younger generation.

Navigating Supply Chain Challenges with Industry 4.0


Supply chain and manufacturing environments are evolving rapidly in the face of industry 4.0 advancements and the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations across industries are trying to navigate this challenging landscape and implement technologies, processes, and operations that help them connect all the different components that make up their business. Ronald van Loon is a SAP partner and had the opportunity to discuss the state of supply chain and manufacturing industry 4.0 in the SAP webinar "Digital Supply Chain: Industry 4.0." Ronald also sat down with Tom Raftery, Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist at SAP, and was interviewed in a podcast about the latest challenges, developments, and trends in supply chain industry 4.0. Building the right digital and data-driven foundation is crucial for industry 4.0 developments.

Transition into future of writing


Virtual Reality (VR) makes a computer-generated world seem like the real thing. When in fact it is not. Consider the following example.Video games are a new way of presenting a virtual world and making it more lifelike.It's easy to use VR to enhance what we see in the real world. It is a substitute reality for the real world. What makes it more intriguing than just a video game is that this virtual reality will be the new reality.

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality

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Automotive head-up displays (HUDs), systems that transparently project critical vehicle information into the driver's field of vision, were developed originally for military aviation use, with the origin of the name stemming from a pilot being able to view information with his or her head positioned "up" and looking forward, rather than positioned "down" to look at the cockpit gauges and instruments. The HUD projects and superimposes data in the pilot's natural field of view (FOV), providing the added benefit of eliminating the pilot's need to refocus when switching between the outside view and the instruments, which can impact reaction time, efficiency, and safety, particularly in combat situations. In cars, the main concern is distracted driving, or the act of taking the driver's attention away from the road. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2019, the most recent year for which statistics have been published. Looking away from the road for even five seconds at a speed of 55 mph is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field with one's eyes closed.

Calculating the future environmental impacts of the metaverse - Verdict


The metaverse looks likely to reach into every corner of our lives. Apple, Disney, Nvidia, Microsoft, and Meta (formerly Facebook) have all stated their intentions to get involved, but the environmental costs from AI workloads that will arise from running the metaverse on a large scale will be huge. However, recent technological innovations in data centers will help. Furthermore, the metaverse may offset emissions by changing the very ways we interact with each other. The metaverse is a virtual world where users can share experiences and interact in real time within simulated scenarios.

New generation of virtual humans helping to train psychologists

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"As this technology continues to improve, it will have a significant impact on how clinical training is conducted in psychology and medicine," said psychologist and virtual reality technology expert Albert "Skip" Rizzo, PhD, who demonstrated recent advancements in virtual reality for use in psychology. Virtual humans can now be highly interactive, artificially intelligent and capable of carrying on a conversation with real humans, according to Rizzo, a research scientist at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. "This has set the stage for the'birth' of intelligent virtual humans to be used in clinical training settings," he said. Rizzo showed videos of clinical psychiatry trainees engaging with virtual patients called "Justin" and "Justina." Justin is a 16-year-old with a conduct disorder who is being forced by his family to participate in therapy.

The Metaverse Has Already Arrived. Here's What That Actually Means

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When Cathy Hackl's son wanted to throw a party for his 9th birthday, he didn't ask for favors for his friends or themed decorations. Instead, he asked if they could hold the celebration on Roblox. On the digital platform, which allows users to play and create a multitude of games, Hackl's son and his friends would attend the party as their virtual avatars. "They hung out and played and they went to other different games together," she says. "Just because it happens in a virtual space doesn't make it less real. The futility of throwing an outdoor pandemic-friendly event in January wasn't the only reason Hackl's son lobbied for a digital event. Roblox might be unknown to many over the age of, say, 25, but the 13-year-old platform is booming. Available on most desktop and mobile platforms, it is simultaneously a venue for free games, a creation engine that allows users to generate new activities of their own, and a marketplace to sell those experiences, as well as side products like ...

Using AI to create better virtual reality experiences


Virtual and augmented reality headsets are designed to place wearers directly into other environments, worlds and experiences. While the technology is already popular among consumers for its immersive quality, there could be a future where the holographic displays look even more like real life. In their own pursuit of these better displays, the Stanford Computational Imaging Lab has combined their expertise in optics and artificial intelligence. Their most recent advances in this area are detailed in a paper published Nov. 12 in Science Advances and work that will be presented at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2021 in December. At its core, this research confronts the fact that current augmented and virtual reality displays only show 2D images to each of the viewer's eyes, instead of 3D – or holographic – images like we see in the real world.

Artificial Intelligence Expert Course: Platinum Edition


Welcome to the first course in Term 2 as part of the series "MBA in Artificial Intelligence Digital Marketing". Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be a unique technology of making a machine, a robot fully autonomous. AI is an analysis of how the machine is thinking, studying, determining, and functioning when it is trying to solve problems. These kinds of problems are present in all fields, the most emerging ones, and even beyond. The aim of Artificial Intelligence is to enhance machine functions relating to human knowledge, such as reasoning, learning, and problems along with the ability to manipulate things.