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High-speed 5G network seen as ready to give big boost to online gaming

The Japan Times

CHIBA – At this year's Tokyo Game Show, the big draw was next-generation 5G networking -- setting pulses racing with the prospect of a radically more immersive gaming experience. Offering data transmission speeds around 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is expected to enable more seamless imagery -- particularly lower latency, more vivid images -- and sharper motion. Industry experts say it will dramatically improve the quality of augmented and virtual reality games. "It was very smooth, responsive and consistent," said Omar Alshiji, a 23-year-old game designer from Bahrain, after trying out the fighting game Tekken at the NTT Docomo Inc. booth. The major mobile carrier installed 5G base stations at its booth this year, making the high-speed network available at the show.


High-speed 5G network seen as ready to give big boost to online gaming

The Japan Times

CHIBA – Next-generation 5G networking was the big draw at Tokyo Game Show 2019, setting pulses racing with the prospect of a radically more immersive gaming experience. Offering data transmission speeds around 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is expected to enable more seamless imagery with lower latency, more vivid images and sharper motion. Industry experts say it will dramatically improve the quality of augmented and virtual reality games. "It was very smooth, responsive and consistent," said Omar Alshiji, a 23-year-old game designer from Bahrain, after trying out the fighting game "Tekken" at the NTT Docomo Inc. booth at the four-day game show in Chiba. The major mobile carrier installed 5G base stations at its booth this year, making the high-speed network available at the show.



Bringing Augmented Reality to life with 'virtual humans' using Artificial Intelligence – the mission of Scanta WRAL TechWire

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Editor's note: This is the latest installment in an Uptech series of video interviews and accompanying transcripts about the emerging development and uses of Artificial Intelligence along with Machine Learning, YourLocalStudio.com and WRAL TechWire are working together to publish this series. Alexander Ferguson is the founder and CEO of YourLocalStudio. Artificial intelligence, machine learning: These emerging technologies are changing the way we live, work, and do business in the world for the better. How is AI actually being applied in business today, though? In this episode of UpTech Report, I interview Chaitanya Hiremath, who also goes by Chad.


Will virtual reality and AI help us to find love or make us lonelier?

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Two lovers hold hands across a table, overlooking a virtual vista of the Mediterranean. As the pair exchange sweet nothings, the fact they are actually sitting thousands of miles apart bears little significance on the romantic experience. The couple was deemed "hyper-compatible" by online dating technology that matched them using a search engine infused with artificial intelligence (AI). Using data harvested about their social backgrounds, sexual preferences, cultural interests, and even photos of their celebrity crushes, they were thrust together in a virtual reality of their own design. This technology is in the early stages of development.


Empathy, Inc. is a virtual reality thriller for an age of tech cynicism

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Here's a science fiction premise you've probably heard before: a person encounters a shadowy company that sells hyper-realistic virtual experiences. They're put into an incredibly vivid simulated reality through some kind of brainwave helmet or injected drug. Then something goes wrong and the protagonist discovers -- say it with me now -- that the experience isn't virtual at all. The new film Empathy, Inc. is nominally one of these stories. Written by author Mark Leidner and directed by Yedidya Gorsetman, the film premiered at the Cinepocalypse festival in 2018, and it's getting a wider theatrical release this week.


A.I. and virtual reality can determine neurosurgeon expertise with 90 per cent accuracy

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Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can help neurosurgeons develop the skills they need before they step in the operating room, according to a recent study. Research from the Neurosurgical Simulation and Artificial Intelligence Learning Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University shows that machine learning algorithms can accurately assess the capabilities of neurosurgeons during virtual surgery, demonstrating that virtual reality simulators using artificial intelligence can be powerful tools in surgeon training. Fifty participants were recruited from four stages of neurosurgical training; neurosurgeons, fellows and senior residents, junior residents, and medical students. They performed 250 complex tumour resections using NeuroVR, a virtual reality surgical simulator developed by the National Research Council of Canada and distributed by CAE, which recorded all instrument movements in 20 millisecond intervals. Using this raw data, a machine learning algorithm developed performance measures such as instrument position and force applied, as well as outcomes such as amount of tumour removed and blood loss, which could predict the level of expertise of each participant with 90 per-cent accuracy.


Construction industry gets creative with artificial intelligence, virtual reality

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As technology progresses, business leaders are always looking for ways to remain on top of their game. In the realm of the construction industry, the use of innovative technology is vital for developers to stay ahead. Countless trends have been introduced to the sector. Every new tactic helps workers approach their line of work in new and unique ways. That being said, these five technological innovations in the construction industry prove to be among the most exciting.


State & Union: Tech teens plan robotic handicapped helper

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Olean Police arrest 15-year-old for making OHS terroristic threats, video'kill list' Rural Revitalization Corp. levels Olean property after year-long effort to save Police reports 9/7/19 Grading the Bills' new-look 2019 roster Police reports 9/5/19: Olean man charged with grand larceny, welfare fraud Police reports 9/8/19 Taking a look at Bills' roster with cut to 53 Salamanca woman pleads guilty to tampering with evidence in murder Police reports 9/4/19: Rochester man faces drug, tampering charges in Wellsville Will changes impact Bills' final record? Rural Revitalization Corp. levels Olean property after year-long effort to save Will changes impact Bills' final record?


State & Union: Tech teens plan robotic handicapped helper

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Olean Police arrest 15-year-old for making OHS terroristic threats, video'kill list' Rural Revitalization Corp. levels Olean property after year-long effort to save Police reports 9/7/19 Grading the Bills' new-look 2019 roster Police reports 9/5/19: Olean man charged with grand larceny, welfare fraud Police reports 9/8/19 Taking a look at Bills' roster with cut to 53 Salamanca woman pleads guilty to tampering with evidence in murder Police reports 9/4/19: Rochester man faces drug, tampering charges in Wellsville Will changes impact Bills' final record? Rural Revitalization Corp. levels Olean property after year-long effort to save Will changes impact Bills' final record?