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Living the Daydream: Google’s New VR Platform takes Shape

I’ve been testing hardware that runs Google’s virtual reality (VR) platform called Daydream. It’s a little rough around the edges and is clearly …

Virtual Reality

New neural-network algorithm learns directly from human instructions instead of examples

Conventional neural-network image-recognition algorithm trained to recognize human hair (left), compared to the more precise heuristically trained …

Machine Learning

Painting with AIs

A year or two ago, if you’d asked, I would have suggested that yes, eventually, software and robots will take all our jobs. The only jobs that were …

New Jersey

There’s some impressive technology behind ridiculous Snapchat filters

Snapchat calls them “lenses.” Its users call them “filters.” But everyone knows what these applications do: They add flower crowns, bunny ears, …

Augmented Reality

Blockchain-based Venture Capital Fund Hacked for $60 Million

News emerged Friday that The DAO, a venture capital fund operating through a decentralized blockchain inspired by Bitcoin, had been robbed of more …

Blockchain

The future of gaming is virtual reality, in real time, on Facebook

Seoul, Korea<p>If the future of Facebook is video, as a top company executive said recently, the gaming industry is already predicting that a lot of that video will show live-action professional gamers, using virtual reality.<p>Minkonet, a Seoul-based company, is rolling out what it says is the very …

Virtual Reality

In Store PlayStation VR Demos Available Across The US From Today (video)

If you can’t wait to try out the new Sony PlayStation VR virtual reality headset which is set to launch later this year on October 13th, 2016 priced …

Reserve management and the DAO

2016-06-14T08:02:18.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>The DAO is a decentralised autonomous organisation, which the cryptocurrency faithful believe could …

Sunk Costs

Exclusive: Blippar-led Augmented Reality kickstarts a huge change to way we shop

The whole idea of the catwalk is changing, something that's particularly evident in men's fashion month that kicked off this weekend in London. With …

Realtors Flying Drones Through Luxury Homes

This seems like an accident waiting to happen<p>Flying a drone inside a house seems like a great way to break a drone, or at least knock over a lamp, but it’s become a trendy selling tactic among Los Angeles area real estate agents lately. Drone footage has been showing up in listing videos for years …

Real Estate

Watch “Silicon Valley” Star Thomas Middleditch In A Short Film Written By An AI System

Hollywood churns out sci-fi blockbusters like clockwork. Why not ask AI to do the job?<p><i>Sunspring</i>, a short film that debuted today on <i>Ars Technica</i>, displays many of the sci-fi tropes that fans of the genre know and love, from shiny metallic costumes to creepy biotechnology. There’s just one …

Silicon Valley

12 Virtual Reality Stats That Will Blow You Away

Virtual reality has been touted as the "next big thing" over the past few decades, but the technology never seemed good enough to create seamless virtual worlds. But recent advancements in graphics, motion sensors, and mobility have finally paved the way for a new wave of VR headsets -- tethered to …

Snapchat acquires 3D imaging startup Seene

After successfully raising $1.8 billion in a new round of funding last week, Snapchat has proven itself a force to be reckoned with and it's showing …

Imaging

Google DeepMind Researchers Develop AI Kill Switch

Breathe easy.<p>Artificial intelligence doesn't have to include murderous, sentient super-intelligence to be dangerous. It's dangerous right now, albeit in generally more primitive terms. If a machine can learn based on real-world inputs and adjust its behaviors accordingly, there exists the potential …

Artificial Intelligence

Tech moguls declare era of artificial intelligence | Reuters

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant “neural laces” in their brains to keep up, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of tech leaders this week.<p>Tesla …

Artificial Intelligence

AI that picked Oscar winners could predict the next US president

There's strength -- and intelligence -- in numbers. Unanimous A.I., a Silicon Valley startup, has built a platform that taps into the collective knowledge of a group of people to form its own opinions, preferences and surprisingly accurate predictions. The software, dubbed UNU, successfully guessed …

The $199 AMD Radeon RX 480 Positioned To Deliver VR For The Rest Of Us

At Computex 2016, AMD has pulled back the curtain on its Radeon RX 480 graphics card, powered by its new 14nm Polaris architecture and launching June 29.<p>One of the highest barriers to entry for consumer-based virtual reality experiences right now is the minimum cost of entry. We’re typically …

Virtual Reality

How We Trained an Algorithm to Predict What Makes a Beautiful Photo

<i>EyeEm’s Head of R&D</i> <i>Appu Shaji</i> <i>explains how his team developed a deep learning technology that understands aesthetic taste and applies it to your</i> …

GoPro Can Now Shoot In 3D

Capturing 3D action footage could be about to get a whole lot easier thanks to Vitrima, a new low-cost accessory designed for GoPro cameras.<p>Stereoscopic content is often captured by a pair of cameras placed side by side, but this is an expensive technique which not only requires a second camera, …

Videography

Developer confirms Xbox One VR is coming, but how powerful is the console likely to be? - ExtremeTech

By on May 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>An anonymous European developer has …

What happens when AI starts designing AI?

Why do we even want computers writing bodice-rippers? Won’t it help the headless robot cheetah slip its leash?<p>The Google Brain AI project seriously …

Aggressive Chatbots, Bad Jobs And Violent Identity Theft: The Future In One Terrifying Video

Picture the future right now. What do you see? I’m guessing; robot servants, no disease or illness that’s incurable and some kind of flying autonomous car. Right?<p>Us humans are an optimistic bunch. We almost always picture a brighter and better path ahead of us than what’s possible or even …

Chatbots

Someone is going to get rich selling cameras for virtual reality. But who?

If virtual reality lives up to its hype, someone is destined to get rich from building the medium's first mass-market camera.<p>Han Jin asks, why not him?<p>The co-founder and chief executive of Lucid VR thinks he's made a device small and cheap enough to appeal to anyone. His LucidCam fits in your hand …

Democratized Capital Transfers Power from Wall Street to Main Street

Business Investing Wall Street Blockchain Personal finance Venture Capital<p>The middle class might not have to bend over and kiss its ass goodbye after …

University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Samsung Shows Off Its VR-Ready 5.5-Inch 4K Smartphone Display

At the Display Week conference in San Francisco this week, Samsung Electronics showed off some progression in screen technology for the consumer tech …

Apple’s New AI will decode the 43 muscles in your face and help Siri2 understand you better.

<b>Computers Don’t Know When You Are Happy—Apple Is Adding a Previously Unseen Dimension To Your Device</b><p>From the moment you are born, assuming normal …