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Augmented Reality Isn't Practical Yet, and Even Showing It Off Is Hard - ExtremeTech

Augmented Reality Isn’t Practical Yet, and Even Showing It Off Is Hard<p>By on July 17, 2018 at 10:31 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Augmented Reality

UTA patents headset that allows persons to point to objects of interest using their eyes

People with disabilities such as ALS, spinal injury or Lou Gehrig's disease, often lose use of their legs, arms or hands. Even at advanced stages of …

Eye Tracking

4 Reasons Why Companies Struggle To Adopt Deep Learning

Over the last years, companies have reaped the benefits of embracing data-driven methods. The <i>data 2.0</i> strategy will be driven by new AI techniques like deep learning, reinforcement learning, and Bayesian machine learning.<p>Deep learning is the state-of-the-art approach to AI across machine …

Machine Learning

Blippar: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

A leading augmented reality company, Blippar develops technology that recognizes and understands the world in front of devices. It recently launched its Urban Visual Positioning System, which leverages computer vision to understand where a user is geographically, as well as her orientation to the …

Elon Musk: 'If we are successful in this, it is game over for all the other heavy lift rockets'

If SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch on Tuesday is successful, CEO Elon Musk thinks the success will blow away the competition for launching heavy loads into space.<p>"If we are successful in this, it is game over for all the other heavy lift rockets," Musk said Monday evening on a press call.<p>The first …

Microsoft AI can draw objects based on detailed text descriptions

Google may have taught an AI how to doodle, but drawing something more complex is tough for a computer. Imagine asking a computer to draw a "yellow bird with black wings and a short beak;" it sounds a little tricky. Researchers at Microsoft, though, have been developing an AI-based technology to do …

Animated Movies

NASA tests small nuclear reactor that could power a habitat on Mars

Everyone from Elon Musk to Donald Trump wants to send a crewed mission to Mars in the not too distant future, but there are quite a few problems that need to be solved before we can achieve that goal. A major one is the issue of energy. Long-term stays on Mars, or anywhere else for that matter, …

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

Four Amazing Things Gene Editing Did in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Gene editing hasn’t cured disease in a human being yet—but it is getting closer. With the debut of CRISPR a few years ago, advances in the technology …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Humans have officially given their voice to machines.<p>A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.<p>The system is Google’s second …

Artificial Intelligence

Everything we know about Magic Leap's crazy-looking new headset that cost $1.9 billion and six years to make

After six years of hype videos and nearly $2 billion in funding, the secretive Florida startup that's backed by the likes of Google and Alibaba finally unveiled its first product late last year: Magic Leap One.<p>It looks <i>nuts</i>.<p>But, uh, what is it?<p>Magic Leap One is a futuristic-looking augmented-reality …

No pilot required: Boeing unveils autonomous plane for refueling fighter jets in midair

Boeing pulled back the curtain on an autonomous plane designed to refuel U.S. Navy fighter jets in midair to extend their range.<p>In October, the Navy …

AI isn't just learning to play video games, it's helping us build them

The creators of Unity, the most popular game engine in the world, recently launched a set of machine-learning tools that lay the groundwork for actual AI (not scripted computer opponents) in video games.<p>Typically these kits include rendering aids and simple tools for training neural networks, but …

Artificial Intelligence

Tim Cook says the tech ‘doesn’t exist' for Apple to make good augmented reality glasses

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been talking up augmented reality for the past year, but don’t take that to mean that Apple will launch a dedicated AR product anytime soon. In an interview with <i>The Independent</i>, Cook said that currently “the technology itself doesn’t exist” to make augmented reality glasses …

Elon Musk’s next company wants to put tiny electrodes in our brains so we can survive the age of AI

For humans to stand a chance in the age of artificial intelligence, we need to join the other team, at least in Elon Musk’s view.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX CEO dreams of humans evolving into cyborgs with augmented intelligence. That vision took a step forward on Mar. 27 when the Wall Street Journal …

Singularity

NASA Is About to Create The Coldest Place in The Known Universe

100 million times colder than deep space.<p>NASA is about to launch the coldest place on Earth - the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) - into orbit, where …

Physics

How to Upgrade Judges with Machine Learning - MIT Technology Review

When should a criminal defendant be required to await trial in jail rather than at home? Software could significantly improve judges’ ability to make …

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

von Kármán Lecture Series

The Golden Age of Exploration<p>June 1 & 2<p>JPL missions have visited every planet in our solar system. Over the past 15 years, three rovers have explored …

SpaceX says it will fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the rocket company SpaceX, says that two private individuals have hired his firm to fly a manned mission around the moon in late 2018.<p>Musk said that the two individuals had not given his company permission to release their names, but that they knew each other and …

Space Travel

NASA discovered 7 Earth-sized planets and everyone made the same Trump jokes

Finally — some good news. NASA has found what pretty much appears to be a backup solar system a mere 40 light-years away. And not a moment too …

Vuzix aims to ship thin augmented reality smartglasses in 2017

Vuzix knows that people don’t want to be embarrassed when they put something on their face. So the company is working hard to ship a pair of augmented reality smartglasses this year that will be thin enough to wear comfortably.<p>The Rochester, N.Y.-based company unveiled its latest models, the Blade …

When IBM First Got People Worried About The Impact Of AI On Jobs

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include the invention of the integrated circuit, the first singing telegram, and the first widely-publicized triumph of the machines over humans.<p>February 6, 1959<p>Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments (TI) files for a patent on the integrated circuit. For …

How Profitable Is SpaceX, Really?

Last year, prior to the big SpaceXplosion -- which kind of knockedSpaceX off the rails-- we spent a lot of time digging into SpaceX's finances. We asked:How does SpaceX make money? And we answered the question: "How profitable is SpaceX" when it makes all that money?<p>Much of this was based on …

Investing

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

Drone Innovation Trends to Watch in 2017

<b>A look at new technology innovations shaping the future of consumer and commercial drones.</b>Sales of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are expected to …

Federal Investigators Spot Flaws in SpaceX Falcon 9 Rockets (Updated)

The Government Accountability Office identified persistent cracking in turbofans that pump fuel to the rocket engines.<p><b>Update, 2/18:</b> The final Government Accountability Office report has been released, titled, "NASA Commercial Crew Program: Schedule Pressure Increases as Contractors Delay Key …

Trump administration begins altering EPA climate change websites

In his poem "The Hollow Men," T. S. Eliot famously wrote: "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper." It seems the Trump …

Climate