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The Morning After: Thursday, December 14th 2017

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In cased you missed it, we got driven down an actual highway while wearing a VR headset, did cartwheels in a next-generation VR device and heard all about T-Mobile launching a TV service. That last one has nothing to do with VR. Its "world-scale" tracking is surprisingly solid. After fully unveiling the Vive Focus, HTC finally allowed lucky folks like Richard Lai to properly test out the six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) standalone VR headset. For the first time, you can actually walk around in VR without being tethered to a PC or confined to a fixed space. It's a truly mobile virtual reality solution -- more so than smartphone-based VR headsets, which only let you look around on the spot (3DoF). The'mind off' Symbioz car sells us the future of commuting. Renault's concept EV drove me at 80MPH while I wore a VR headset With fully autonomous vehicles just around the corner, Renault is trying to imagine how we can spend our free time once we surrender the wheel to robots. That involved Steve Dent being plugged into a VR headset while still at the wheel of Renault's prototype EV. While it was still zooming down a French highway. Who owns the work of an artificial intelligence? Modern copyright law can't keep pace with thinking machines This past April, engineer Alex Reben developed and posted to YouTube, "Deeply Artificial Trees", an art piece powered by machine learning, which leveraged old Joy of Painting videos. It generated gibberish audio in the speaking style and tone of Bob Ross, the show's host. Bob Ross' estate was not amused, subsequently issuing a DMCA takedown request and having the video knocked offline until very recently.


Renault's concept EV drove me at 80MPH while I wore a VR headset

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I'm driving the multimillion-dollar Symbioz EV concept on a highway in France when Renault-Nissan Senior VP Ogi Redzik hands me an Oculus VR headset. Do you see an image yet?" he asks me. Ahh, yes, now I see it," I reply nervously. A minute ago I was on a real road, but now I'm rolling down a fake forested highway in a simulation created by Ubisoft. Meanwhile, Renault's Level 4 autonomous system has taken the piloting chores (with a professional, joystick-equipped driver backing it up in the passenger seat).


A Day in the Enterprise. 2025

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His artificially intelligent assistant greets him of the key news items, events of the day, priority messages, meetings, and urgent action items. My important items are addressed through a natural language interface while I get ready for work and prepare for my hour long commute. Upon entering my self driving car, I Initiate a 6G video call through a hologram projected on the dashboard. Via HD virtual reality I engage in a discussion re out upcoming sales conference. My virtual assistant records notes and key action from the meeting, presenting the team with a summary and recording next steps in our meetingspace for later review.


5 tech startup trends to watch out for in 2018

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By Ashish Mittal As expected, the enthusiasm in the startup industry continued this year too, but with 2017 drawing to a close, now it is time to put 2018 in focus. There are certain key trends that are currently swirling in a froth of rumination and will be significant in shaping the business models in the coming year. Artificial Intelligence is REAL AI and ML are no more theoretical topics that were taught to the young impressionable minds through academic books. They now have serious applications and implications for businesses. AI is continuously pushing the limits of science and technology and helping us achieve the unfathomable.


Dell Technologies 2018 Predictions – Entering the Next Era of Human Machine Partnerships - Dell Technologies

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Our research partners at The Institute for the Future (IFTF) recently forecasted that we're entering the next era of human machine partnership, and that between now and 2030 humans and machines will work in closer concert with each other, transforming our lives. We've worked with machines for centuries, but we're about to enter an entirely new phase – characterized by even greater efficiency, unity and possibility than ever before. Emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and advances in Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing – made possible through exponential developments in software, analytics, and processing power – are augmenting and accelerating this direction. This is evident in our connected cars, homes, business and banking transactions already; even transforming how farmers manage their crops and cattle. Given this dizzying pace of progress, let's take a look at what's coming down the pike next.


Accenture: artificial intelligence, robotics, others'll boost productivity - The Nation Nigeria

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Accenture Nigeria said its investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), robotics and blockchain technology capabilities will help businesses across various sectors boost their productivity and efficiency through innovations. The management consulting and professional services giant said technology will continue to evolve. Speaking with reporters after a demo at its Lagos office at the weekend, its Managing Director Mr. Niyi Tayo, said earlier in the year, the firm had predicted that many consumers and enterprise clients will depend on AI to select products. He said: "Early this year, we predicted that in five years, more than half of consumers and enterprise clients will select products and services based on a company's AI, instead of the company's traditional brand. And in seven years, most interfaces will not have a screen and will be integrated into daily tasks.


This VR Exhibit Lets You Connect with the Human Side of War

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When I look up, I can see wispy clouds passing overhead. Large photos hang on the gallery walls. They're pictures of a landscape devastated by war and portraits of men fighting in those wars. I hear footsteps behind me. I turn around and watch two figures enter the room and take up stations in front of the portraits.


[ PODCAST ] Insights Of MIT Researcher Dishita Turakhia About Artificial Intelligence

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As Digital Marketer and Podcaster, I would like to say that we have many "new" tech-terms, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others. But are they really new? One of these terms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), always caught my attention. During TEDx Beacon Street, where I was a volunteer in the communication team, I attended some rehearsals and the talks of the speakers. Dishita Turakhia, was a speaker in this event and she shared with us how technology can be friendly for us and what kind of benefits we can have from Artificial Intelligence.


Elon Musk Is Right, Artificial Intelligence is Growing Like Crazy

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is renowned for making dire predictions about how artificial intelligence will be a threat to humankind. While it's not yet self-evolving to the point of being an imminent danger, in 2017 AI did grow like crazy. At least that's the topic several CEOs wanted to mention when asked what they saw as the biggest trends in tech this year. "Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) have a symbiotic relationship and pose both a blessing and a threat to the future of commerce. With innovations in data mining and automation, the ability for large companies to mine data is vastly improving.


Connectivity, predictive analytics, Artificial Intelligence to drive smart environments

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As more devices get linked to the internet, connectivity is growing exponentially, and getting extended to appliances such as televisions and other home appliances. For connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices to work, they need to have a common language for interaction and data exchange, regardless of the type of device and wireless connection networks. Software standardisation initiatives for IoT are designed to be embedded in a vast gamut of devices across manufacturers, operating systems, and wireless links such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. As devices get connected through common standards, they can work in conjunction; for example, a motion or temperature sensor can work with other nearby connected sensors such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, door and window locks, video camera, light bulb or speakers, which alert the owner. Smart environments are embedded with sensors that collect data across distributed locations.