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HPE Visual Remote Guidance: 3 top use cases for the hybrid workplace


Businesses keep finding new ways to generate value with HPE's real-time global collaboration solution. HPE Pointnext Services can help your organization do the same. Most people are familiar with some type of virtual reality experience from the consumer space, perhaps from trying out some gaming equipment – even if it's borrowed from the kids! If you've ever found yourself immersed in one of those engaging virtual worlds, you'll understand why so many organizations are craving ways to translate augmented reality into the business world. Use cases range from training and education to performing maintenance on facilities and equipment.

What's the future of mobile app development?


The mobile industry is constantly evolving -- what was a groundbreaking technology yesterday may be a forgotten thing of the past today. That's why you need to continuously observe the mobile market so that you don't miss the opportunity for business growth. But you can't just analyse what's trending right now, that would be too easy. The mobile app market is changing at break-neck speed, so if you want to reach a much wider audience, improve user retention and get more app downloads, you need to predict future trends. That's what I'm here to help with.

AI and VR Transform Thoughts to Action with Wireless BCI


The aim of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), also called brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), is to improve the quality of life and restore capabilities to those who are physically disabled. Last week, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and their global collaborators published a new study in Advanced Science that shows a wireless brain-computer interface that uses virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning to convert brain imagery into actions. The brain-computer interface industry is expected to reach USD 3.7 billion by 2027 with a compound annual growth rate of 15.5 percent during 2020-2027 according to Grandview Research. "Motor imagery offers an excellent opportunity as a stimulus-free paradigm for brain–machine interfaces," wrote Woon-Hong Yeo at the Georgia Institute of Technology whose laboratory led the study in collaboration with the University of Kent in the United Kingdom and Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea. The AI, VR with BCI system was assessed on four able-bodied human participants according to a statement released on Tuesday by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Responsible AI

Communications of the ACM

The high expectations of AI have triggered worldwide interest and concern, generating 400 policy documents on responsible AI. Intense discussions over the ethical issues lay a helpful foundation, preparing researchers, managers, policy makers, and educators for constructive discussions that will lead to clear recommendations for building the reliable, safe, and trustworthy systems6 that will be commercial success. This Viewpoint focuses on four themes that lead to 15 recommendations for moving forward. The four themes combine AI thinking with human-centered User Experience Design (UXD). Ethical discussions are a vital foundation, but raising the edifice of responsible AI requires design decisions to guide software engineering teams, business managers, industry leaders, and government policymakers.

Microsoft Clarity For Web Analytics : A-Z Complete Tutorial


This course on Microsoft Clarity will help you learn how to leverage this new FREE tool by Microsoft – that makes you understand the actual user experience and gain actionable insights for your website – some insights that are currently only offered by Clarity – like Recordings, Heatmaps, dead clicks and more! Most Importantly, You will not only learn the Software, but also learn how to understand user behavior and take actions to improve user engagement thus improving your website performance and ranking. Microsoft Clarity is a free-to-use analytics product built to help website owners and managers improve their website experiences by better understanding site visitor behavior using real evidence in form of recordings and heatmaps. So if you are a website owner, or you manage your company's / client's websites, then knowledge of this tool will be a great new addition to your skill set, and you can get certain insights that currently no other tool offers! A Verifiable Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who undertake this course on Microsoft Clarity.

PL and HCI

Communications of the ACM

Each subfield has its own culture and design goals. They both contribute to features that matter to users, but often to different sets of features. The PL community has deep expertise in developing modular, reusable abstractions. The HCI community has deep expertise in developing abstractions that are easy to learn or match the existing mental models of their target users. With rich histories of abstraction design across both fields, a union of these forms of expertise holds the promise of delivering useful, usable, and powerful abstractions.

Apple considers using ML to make augmented reality more useful


A patent from Apple suggests the company is considering how machine learning can make augmented reality (AR) more useful. Most current AR applications are somewhat gimmicky, with barely a handful that have achieved any form of mass adoption. Apple's decision to introduce LiDAR in its recent devices has given AR a boost but it's clear that more needs to be done to make applications more useful. A newly filed patent suggests that Apple is exploring how machine learning can be used to automatically (or "automagically," the company would probably say) detect objects in AR. The first proposed use of the technology would be for Apple's own Measure app. Measure's previously dubious accuracy improved greatly after Apple introduced LiDAR but most people probably just grabbed an actual tape measure unless they were truly stuck without one available.

The Future of Enterprise Billing


The connectivity benefits of 5G are expected to make businesses more competitive and give consumers access to more information faster than ever before. Connected cars, smart communities, industrial IoT, healthcare, immersive education--they all will rely on unprecedented opportunities that 5G technology will create. The enterprise market opportunity is driving many telecoms operators' strategies for, and investments in, 5G. Companies are accelerating investment in core and emerging technologies such as cloud, internet of things, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning. IoT (Internet of Things), as an example, improving connectivity and data sharing between devices, enabling biometric based transactions; with blockchain, enabling use cases, trade transactions, remittances, payments and investments; and with deep learning and artificial intelligence, utilization of advanced algorithms for high personalization.

Top 7 Big Data Trends to Dominate 2021


Capturing big data is easy. What's difficult is to corral, tag, govern, and utilize it. NetApp, a hybrid cloud provider, sees cloud automation as a practice that enables IT, developers, and teams to develop, modify, and disassemble resources automatically on the cloud. Cloud computing provides services whenever it is required. Yet, you need support to utilize these resources to further test, identify, and take them down when the requirement is no longer needed. Completing the process requires a lot of manual effort and is time-consuming. This is when cloud automation intervenes.

Wearable BMI With VR Aims To Help People With Motor Dysfunction, Paralysis

International Business Times

A team of scientists and researchers has developed a new wearable brain-machine interface (BMI) system that aims to improve the quality of life of people with paralysis, motor dysfunction or even those who are fully conscious but can't communicate or move. An international multi-institutional team of scientists and researchers led by Wan-Hong Yeo at the Georgia Institute of Technology created a device that combines wireless soft scalp electronics and virtual reality in a brain-machine interface system. The device enables users to imagine an action and control a robotic arm or wheelchair wirelessly. The team described the new motor imagery-based brain-machine interface system in a paper published in the journal Advanced Science on July 17. "The major advantage of this system to the user, compared to what currently exists, is that it is comfortable to wear, and doesn't have any wires," Yeo, who is an associate professor at George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, said as per Science Daily. The team designed a portable EEG system that includes imperceptible microneedle electrodes with soft wireless circuits to enhance the acquisition of signals.