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Council Post: Three Emerging Educational Opportunities In The Metaverse


As the metaverse industry is expected to be an $800 billion market by 2024, we continue to learn new ways this immersive, virtual environment might better enable us to connect with each other from anywhere in the world. This comes at a time when many are already participating in and benefitting from virtual activities that otherwise would not be possible due to constraints of distance, time or cost. In enabling new opportunities for virtual rather than in-person instruction, the metaverse has the power to transform access to education and the way we learn. The types of education that the metaverse can accommodate are varied, from school-based interactive learning and workplace training to professional accreditation. In so many ways, the metaverse is offering new chances for people to learn what they want by mitigating obstacles of accessibility.

The US Military Is Building Its Own Metaverse


On May 10, two fighter pilots performed a high-altitude proto-metaverse experiment. A few thousand feet above the desert of California, in a pair of Berkut 540 jets, they donned custom AR headsets to connect to a system that overlaid a ghostly, glowing image of a refueling aircraft flying alongside them in the sky. One of the pilots then performed a refueling maneuver with the virtual tanker while the other looked on. Welcome to the fledgling military metaverse. It isn't only Silicon Valley that's gripped by metaverse mania these days.

Microsoft readies its latest 'industrial metaverse' pitch


Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek, and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2. Earlier this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft doesn't think there ever will be a single, centralized metaverse. Instead, he said Microsoft believes there will be many metaverse platforms. And although its Teams for Mesh platform makes for fun demos of what many probably think of when they hear "metaverse," Microsoft also is evolving its more real-world "industrial metaverse" platform. At its Build developers conference later this month, one of Microsoft's key sessions is all about "Preparing for the metaverse," which, according to the description, will focus on how enterprises can benefit from "metaverse experiences."

Artificial Intelligence Trends (2022) - Dataconomy


Are you searching for the newest Artificial Intelligence Trends? In 2022, artificial intelligence will have progressed far enough to become the most revolutionary technology ever created by man. According to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, its impact on our evolution as a species will be comparable to fire and electricity. The mere fact that we are already utilizing it to assist us in addressing climate change, exploring space, and developing cancer therapies is enough to show the potential. Don't be scared of AI jargon; we've created a detailed AI glossary for the most commonly used Artificial Intelligence terms. To properly capitalize on AI and machine learning trends, IT and business executives must establish an approach for matching AI with worker interests and company goals.

This company wants you to live forever in their metaverse


Over the last couple years, I've been spending time writing about creating ghosts -- perhaps an inevitability in the midst of a pandemic. While created by far-from-supernatural means, these are ghosts nonetheless; they are created from an essence of you -- from your voice, your data, your feelings, beliefs, habits, and history. Groups around the world are looking to take such information, this essence, and use it to create a digital version of you that may last once you are gone. Consider it a technological solution to the problem of death. Over the last couple years, I've been writing about creating ghosts -- perhaps an inevitability in the midst of a pandemic.

Council Post: The Future Of AI: 5 Things To Expect In The Next 10 Years


There has been no better time to be in the world of artificial intelligence than now. AI has achieved an inflection point and is poised to transform every industry. Much has already been written about specific applications of AI. In this article, I take a step back to consider how artificial intelligence is poised to fundamentally restructure broader swaths of our economy and society over the next decade with five bold predictions that are informed by my expertise and immersion in the field. Important science--think large-scale clinical trials or building particle colliders--is expensive and time-consuming.

AIRTIST -- Matrix's Great Venture into AI Art (1/4)


In recent years, as a novel form of art, AI art has caught more and more mainstream attention. AI is short for artificial intelligence. If computer-generated imagery can be called digital art version 1.0, and art created by people on the Internet is version 2.0, then the emerging AI art may bring us into the third iteration of digital art. From 1.0 to 3.0, digital art is constantly upgrading and revolutionizing itself. As we have witnessed, CGI-based digital films, anime and online games are some of the most powerful driving forces of digital art.

AI is Transforming the Modern Tech Industry in More Ways Than One


Over the past few years, artificial intelligence has become a new reality for enterprises and business leaders across global industries. With the integration of robotics and IoT devices, machines are being made to think and perform at an entirely different level, which can possibly enable them to outsmart humans in the future. These machines have been able to learn, adapt, and perform with unprecedented agility. Even though artificial intelligence has its own perks and drawbacks, its rapid adoption by global businesses has proved its worth as the holy grail of the modern tech industry. If we explore the technology on a smaller scale, artificial intelligence has made its way into people's lives in one way or the other, even if individuals are not quite aware of its existence in their lives.

5G and the metaverse


The metaverse is a concept that has been around for decades and to many sounds like science fiction: a parallel, virtual universe in which we live our lives as if in a video game. However, recent advances in technology mean that this fiction is becoming a reality. Countless technological components that will make up the metaverse already exist today, and society is increasingly preconditioned to virtual and augmented experiences. The creation of a parallel digital world opens the doors for organizations to create new experiences for businesses and consumers, and we can expect companies to provide virtual content and services from education to entertainment, medicine to fashion. The possibilities go on as network technologies continuously grow stronger, telecommunication providers offer more tailored offerings, and connectivity becomes interwoven in enterprise operations at all levels. The convergence of technological maturity and society's readiness to accept digital alternatives have accelerated in recent years.

Spotify becomes the first music streaming brand to join the metaverse

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Spotify has become the first streaming music service to join the metaverse, launching a new virtual island on the Roblox platform. The island lets users meet their favorite musical artists, play different sounds, explore quests, collect virtual merchandise and listen to music, Spotify confirmed. Increasingly younger people are spending more of their time in virtual worlds, such as Minecraft and Roblox, where they interact, rather than passively watch or listen. Roblox is a platform, allowing developers to create games that act as individual worlds for the more than 44 million daily active users to join. However, it has come under fire for not doing enough to protect its younger users.