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How AI is Pushing Virtual Reality To The Next Level -- AI Daily - Artificial Intelligence News


For VR environments to be fully immersive, we must strive towards graphics that can mirror reality. Unfortunately, such high-level graphics are difficult to attain in real-time without running into problems with framerate and stuttering gameplay, which breaks immersion and can cause motion sickness in players. The consequence of this is that the majority of VR experiences must use simplistic graphics to keep the experience as smooth as possible. Fortunately, computer graphics titans Nvidia have been utilising deep learning techniques to make such dreams possible. "Deep Learning Super Sampling" is a technology developed by Nvidia which allows high-resolution images to be generated for a low-res image input, allowing for high-quality graphics for VR to be less costly than before.

Ring's latest doorbell offers several new features, but is it worth it?

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The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus comes with two interchangeable faceplates, but additional colors can be purchased to match your home's exterior. The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus is the latest iteration in Ring's longstanding smart doorbell lineup. It boasts two-way talk functionality, 1080p HD video, and a 160-degree live stream straight from your front door. Keeping a very similar look to previous models, the Ring 3 Plus comes with two interchangeable faceplates in Satin Nickel and Venetian Bronze. Sometimes installing smart gadgets can be tricky, but I found the Ring 3 Plus simple to set up.

U.S. Marines to get "Alpha" exoskeleton for super strength


The Marines are about to get their hands on an impressive bit of hardware: a wearable robotic exoskeleton that gives users super strength. The company delivering the unit, a defense-focused subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics developed the exoskeleton for industrial uses, including in energy and construction. Still, in many ways this is a return to roots for Sarcos. In 2000, the company was part of a storied class of DARPA grant recipients working on powered exoskeletons for defense purposes. In many ways the XO, which conserves energy by remaining passive when not actuated, is the fulfillment of that research.

Google launches tool for decoding, translating Egyptian hieroglyphs - Egypt Independent


Google on Wednesday announced the launch of an online tool that uses artificial intelligence to decode and translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. The tool -- called fabricius -- will be useful for presenting an interactive experiment to globalists to help them learn hieroglyphics more efficiently. It will also help increase Egyptologists' awareness of the history and heritage of the ancient Egyptian civilization. The tool was made available on the Google Arts and Culture platform, which allows users to learn about arts and cultural artifacts from roughly 2,000 cultural institutions worldwide. The tool uses machine learning to ease the collection, indexing and understanding of hieroglyphic symbols. The tool to help Egyptologists translate hieroglyphics into English is now available, with the Arabic tool set to unveil soon.

China Mobile looks to Gen Z with 5G, AI services -


China Mobile is stepping up efforts to promote its 5G and artificial intelligence services by targeting "Generation Z" consumers. M-zone, a popular brand under China Mobile, has teamed up with pop idol Zhang Yixing to popularize new services, including co-branded Xback smartphone phone SIM cards, virtual photo-taking services supported by augmented reality and virtual reality technologies, as well as AI-enabled avatar services. Zhang has also become a partner with M-zone's 5G services and a promoter of its AI services. M-zone's Xback SIM cards are part of the company's broader efforts to better commercialize 5G technologies to create new value. Given Chinese pop idols' growing appeal to tech-savvy, young subscribers, China Mobile hopes pop idols can help boost the popularity of its 5G services.

9 Augmented Reality Trends to Watch in 2020: The Future Is Here - MobiDev


Brands, development companies, agencies, and startups rapidly followed, taking advantage of their potential. ARKit 2 landed at WWDC 18, with Apple introducing the USDZ format that makes adding models, data and animations to AR landscapes simple.

Could this wearable device be the answer to workplace social distancing?


With numerous organisations rapidly adapting to the use of new technologies within and outside of the workplace, wearable devices could soon become a common sight in offices as a means of enforcing workplace social distancing. Many are still working from home, but for those unable to carry out their jobs remotely, or those who have chosen to return to the workplace, ensuring they can do so safely is of paramount importance. The UK government has advised businesses to carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment, develop hygiene procedures, maintain workplace social distancing and manage transmission risk. But applying this to a busy workplace where employees attend meetings, collaborate on projects or simply socialise within the workplace makes keeping two metres apart a challenge. With this in mind, robotics company Tharsus has come up with a technology-based solution to "get businesses working again". The company, which has already developed technology solutions for companies such as DHL, Ocado, Rolls Royce, Automata and Small Robot Co, has developed "Bump", a Fitbit-style personal motion system designed to be a "simple, intuitive and friendly" way of improving workplace safety during the pandemic.

Technology In Learning: What Does The Future Hold? - eLearning Industry


There is no doubt about the fact that the era we live in is the era of technology. Technology rules our lives and has made everything from shopping, communicating, ordering food, traveling to entertainment, fitness, comfort, and learning easier and more accessible for us. Let's talk about the role of technology in learning, it being the subject of interest to us. The last decade has seen Learning and Development (L&D) professionals making great strides in imparting better learning to corporate learners through the use of technology. For example, blended learning, microlearning, mobile learning, gamification, AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality), simulations, adaptive learning and even AI (Artificial Intelligence) are now being used to develop skills and knowledge in corporate employees. And, all this is possible because of technological advancements.

Breakthrough Technologies Offer Enormous Opportunity for Federal Leaders--If They Seize It


The world is in the midst of a technological revolution. Rapid developments in artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, edge and quantum computing, autonomous vehicles, precision medicine, nanotechnology and digital biology are transforming the way we live and work, creating new challenges and opportunities. It is essential that federal leaders understand the potential of these breakthrough technologies and capitalize on those with the greatest promise to improve government operations and services. During this time of swift change, the government is taking steps to explore and leverage these emerging technologies. In February, President Trump issued an executive order to strengthen American leadership in artificial intelligence, asserting that the U.S. should "drive technological breakthroughs in AI across the federal government, industry and academia in order to promote scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and national security."

What Does the Future Hold for Edge Computing?


Edge computing can roughly be defined as the practice of processing and storing data either where it's created or close to where it's generated -- "the edge" -- whether that's a smartphone, an internet-connected machine in a factory or a car. The goal is to reduce latency, or the time it takes for an application to run or a command to execute. While that sometimes involves circumventing the cloud, it can also entail building downsized data centers closer to where users or devices are. Anything that generates a massive amount of data and needs that data to be processed as close to real time as possible can be considered a use case for edge computing: think self-driving cars, augmented reality apps and wearable devices. Edge computing can roughly be defined as the practice of processing and storing data either where it's created or close to where it's generated -- "the edge" -- whether that's a smartphone, an internet-connected machine in a factory or a car.