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Remote Work Isn't Just for White-Collar Jobs Anymore

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On the ground floor of a towering office building overlooking Tokyo Bay, in a space intended to resemble the interior of a moon base, a convenience store is tended by a humanoid robot. No, it is in the back, doing the unglamorous job of keeping shelves stocked. It has broad shoulders, wide eyes, a boomerang-shaped head and strange hands, capable of grabbing objects with both suction and a trio of opposable thumbs. Like a marionette on invisible, miles-long strings, the robot at the Lawson convenience store is controlled remotely, by a person elsewhere in the city wearing a virtual-reality headset. Built by Tokyo-based Telexistence, a three-year-old startup, this system is the culmination of nearly 40 years of research, and is the world's first commercial realization of an audacious goal: to enable a person to do any job on Earth from anywhere else.


Augmented Reality Is Coming -- to Your Car's Windshield

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Like millions of other kids around the world, Jamieson Christmas, now in his mid-forties, was transfixed the first time he saw director George Lucas' epic space opera Star Wars. "I'm a child of the '70s," he told Digital Trends. "I grew up when Star Wars was first released. George Lucas set up this vision of little robots beaming three-dimensional pictures of people. It had a really tremendous influence on me."


How to use human and artificial intelligence with digital twins

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Human intelligence has been creating and maintaining complex systems since the beginnings of civilizations. In modern times, digital twins have emerged to aid operations of complex systems, as well as improve design and production. Artificial intelligence (AI) and extended reality (XR) – including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) – have emerged as tools that can help manage operations for complex systems. Digital twins can be enhanced with AI and emerging user interface (UI) technologies like XR can improve people's abilities to manage complex systems via digital twins. Digital twins can marry human and AI to produce something far greater by creating a usable representation of complex systems. End users do not need to worry about the formulas that go into machine learning (ML), predictive modeling and artificially intelligent systems, but also can capitalize on their power as an extension of their own knowledge and abilities. Digital twins combined with AR, VR and related technologies provide a framework to overlay intelligent decision making into day-to-day operations, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: A digital twin can be enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent realities user interfaces, such as extended reality (XR), which includes augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The operations of a physical twin can be digitized by sensors, cameras and other such devices, but those digital streams are not the only sources of data that can feed the digital twin. In addition to streaming data, accumulated historical data can inform a digital twin. Relevant data could include data not generated from the asset itself, such as weather and business cycle data. Also, computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and other documentation can help the digital twin provide context.


Artificial Intelligence Exposed: Future 1.0 Extreme Edition

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Udemy Free Discount - Artificial Intelligence Exposed: Future 1.0 Extreme Edition, Learn and explore 100's of secretive tools, technologies and websites covering Artificial Intelligence and beyond NEW, 3.9 (8 ratings), Created by Srinidhi Ranganathan, Saranya Srinidhi, English [Auto-generated] Artificial Intelligence 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 kind of problems are present in all fields, the most emerging ones in 2020 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. For example, virtual assistants or chatbots offer expert advice.


VR, AI, And Volumetric Data Are Redefining Cognitive Assessment

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With the second-generation Oculus Quest headset's release, virtual reality is promising us new ways to connect while we socially isolate during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as we immerse ourselves in our bubbles, emerging technology companies are exploring the possibilities of VR, big data, and artificial intelligence for more critical use cases. These use cases include making more useful information available to mental health providers for cognitive assessment. For the aging community, where even "active" seniors can feel isolated during the unfolding crisis, it's helpful to take regularly cognitive assessments to understand the changes. Akili Interactive's EndeavorRx made history earlier this year by becoming the first-and-only video game approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a medical treatment, ushering in a new era in the realm of VR.


Blogs about Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Drones, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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Find numerous blogs on big data, blockchain, IoT, drones, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and augmented reality. "Google will fulfill its mission only when its search engine is AI-complete. You guys know what that means? "Deep learning will revolutionize supply chain automation." "The first to fully integrate the following technologies will create a near autonomous supply chain: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning." "Artificial intelligence is the future and the future is here." "Integration of the following technologies will revolutionize supply chain: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Reality." "Artificial intelligence will disrupt all industries.


Intelligent connectivity: The fusion of 5G, AI, and IoT - Mobile World Live

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PARTNER FEATURE: Intelligent connectivity enables transformational new capabilities in transport, entertainment, industry, and much more. For technical systems to digitally match human actions with connected environments, however, they must meet the speed of our natural reaction times. The networks used must be ultra-reliable, as many critical tasks will be executed remotely. And they will also rely on cost-effective edge infrastructure to enable scaling. According to GSMA, 5G could account for as many as 1.2 billion connections by 2025.


World Tracking Portal on Catchar: The world's largest AR community

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Our team is officially announcing the launch of a new 3.0 version of Catchar with a marketplace module. We found that some creators use Sketchfab, Gumroad and Etsy to sell and monetize their AR/MR assets. However, creators from CIS, Georgia, Ukraine, Asia and some other countries are limited in payouts from these services. We released a marketplace and asset store where Augmented Reality creators and Machine Learning engineers can list for sale their templates, source code, 3D models and tutorials. Our system provides direct profit payouts through SWIFT and SEPA.


Seven key trends of digital transformation in healthcare

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Every industry needs to adapt to current times, technology is constantly evolving and businesses need to catch up and then keep up with the times. The healthcare industry is constantly innovating, from telemedicine to the use of RPA to enhance the patient experience. Thanks to the innovative technology, patients undergo enhanced treatment with the help of virtual reality, wearable devices and much more. The first key trend is the rise in on-demand healthcare, customers want appointments and care that fit around their schedule, they want convenience. People have become far more mobile than previous decades so customers expect and want to be diagnosed and treated online, through online tools so they can stay in the comfort of their home.


The robot shop worker controlled by a faraway human

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In a quiet aisle of a small supermarket in Tokyo, a robot dutifully goes about its work. It looks like a well-integrated autonomous mechanical worker, but that is something of an illusion. This robot doesn't have a mind of its own. Several miles away, a human worker is controlling its every movement remotely and watching via a virtual reality (VR) headset that provides a robot's eye view. This is the work of Japanese firm Telexistence, whose Model-T robot is designed to allow people to do physical labour in supermarkets and other locations from the comfort of their own homes.