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Three Startups Ready to Augment Your Reality

<i>At the Vision Summit, Vuforia, Baobab, and Scope AR showed us how virtual and augmented reality can transform entertainment and your business.</i><p><b>By</b></b> …

Augmented Reality

Design is no longer just in the realm of the Designer

(Expanding on thoughts I posted to this medium post by Daniel Burka)<p>Nowadays, especially in small teams, design work is something that is shared by …

Design

Forget augmented reality glasses—AR windows are here today

We hear a lot of talk about the possibility of augmented reality glasses in the future, but it turns out there's another way engage the technology that might be more social: through an interactive window.<p>That's the idea behind a new prototype device called DeepFrame from Denmark-based RealFiction. …

Augmented Reality

Apple is already testing micro LED displays for the future

2017’s iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to boast an OLED display, but Apple’s not stopping it research into future display technologies.<p>According to a new report, Apple will be producing a small number of trial micro LED screens in the second half of 2017 at a factory in Taoyuan, Taiwan. While …

Apple

Watson Lab welcomes high school interns with behind-the-scenes access to cognitive APIs

<b>Key Points:</b><br>– We’re kicking off Watson Lab’s high school internship program for the spring semester<br>– The curriculum prepares the students to work as …

Education

Five surprising ways holograms are revolutionising the world

We seem to be fascinated by holograms or at least the promise of what they can do. Think the famous Princess Leia projection in Star Wars; …

Augmented Reality

Why The Auto Industry C-Suite Should Be Nervous About Ford's New Design Thinking CEO

As the auto industry shifts from selling sheet metal to offering a range of mobility services, veteran executives have reason to be anxious about the future of their companies – and their jobs. Case in point: Ford announced yesterday that Jim Hackett is taking over the reins from CEO Mark Fields, …

Design Thinking

The many uses and benefits of blockchain

Blockchain applications are being developed in industries from capital markets to supply chains, and the speed at which they are coming to market is …

Bitcoin

(Un)Becoming Human: Tech-Augmented Human Workers Have Arrived

Industrial Revolution 4.0<p>The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second …

Industry 4.0

You to the power of IBM

I CAN TURN WEATHER AND TWEETS INTO HIGH YIELD RETURNS.<p>With IBM Cloud and IBM Systems, bankers can combine transactions with vast amounts of data to …

IBM

Inside Google Tango's augmented reality dreams

Augmented Reality

Free-Roaming Multiplayer Alien VR Experience Under Development

It has been announced this month that the 20th Century Fox’s Interactive Entertainment and theme park arm FoxNext. Is currently well underway …

Virtual Reality

Drones and AI help stop poaching in Africa

Several organizations are already using drones to fight poaching, but the Lindbergh Foundation is taking it one step further. The environmental non-profit has joined forces with Neurala in order to use the company's deep learning neural network AI to boost the capabilities of the drones in its Air …

Wildlife

Why Design Needs A Narrative: The Power of Storytelling

A+D is a creative pursuit; it seeks to improve and to empower the end-user and the community at large. Central to this is the pursuit to develop and …

Storytelling

Designing the perfect home, through virtual reality

From boutique galleries to big-box stores, the design industry is tapping into the latest tech trend<p>This week, during the NYCxDesign festival, visitors to The Future Perfect can take in a full tour of Casa Perfect, the brand’s beautiful, airy Los Angeles show house, without ever leaving Great Jones …

Virtual Reality

Google unveils VR headsets that don't need smartphones

What the Google started at last year's I/O conference, where it announced the Daydream mobile virtual reality platform and headset, is now complete with the announcement of Google's new, standalone (no smartphone needed) VR headset project that uses inside out tracking it calls WorldSense.<p>Google's …

Virtual Reality

Digital Twin: why business needs an operations revolution

The traditional toolbox for manufacturing is about empty; there were few items designed for digital disruption and transforming operations. …

Internet of Things

IBM Nudges Ahead in the Race for Quantum Supremacy

IBM Research has built its most powerful quantum chips yet, and is putting them up for use by researchers via the cloud.<p>The most impressive of its …

Quantum Mechanics

The rise of visual communication at work

The way we communicate is constantly evolving with the the biggest shift currently being the move towards visual communication.<p>What used to take a sentence to say can now be communicated using a single gif or emoji. And importantly, what used to take 30 seconds to read and digest can now be …

Language

IBM unveils its most powerful quantum processor yet

IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced today that it has successfully built and tested its two most powerful quantum computers yet -- the research and business-focused Quantum Experience universal computer and the prototype …

Quantum Mechanics

More tech giants have joined a powerful group set up to ensure that AI benefits people and society

Last September, Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft came together to form a new organisation in a bid to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) is developed safely, ethically, and transparently. The consortium referred to itself as The Partnership on AI.<p>A few months later, Apple, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Google rumored to announce standalone VR headset at I/O 2017

At last year's I/O, Google dipped its toe into the virtual reality waters by announcing Daydream (above). Like Gear VR before it, Daydream requires a …

Virtual Reality

Will data analytics transform our healthcare system?

Big data analytics are entirely transforming business paradigms. Automated databases are enabling businesses to perform mundane tasks more efficiently. And, the commercial sector isn’t the only area to benefit from data analytics. Its impact is widespread and is being seen across many different …

Health Care

How Apple's Acquisition of 'Dark Data' Startup Might Revolutionize AI

Apple has added yet another artificial intelligence and machine learning company to its roster of acquisitions. This time, it’s a relatively small …

Machine Learning

7 interesting laws blockchain will force to change

“Code is law,” as described in Lawrence Lessig’s book ‘Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace’, refers to the idea that computer code has progressively established itself as a predominant way to regulate behavior to the same degree as legal code.<p>With the advent of blockchain technology, code is assuming …

Bitcoin

Nike Shows Us Future of Footwear Design In Mixed Reality

Nike is stepping feet first into the future. With the help of Dell and Meta, the global athletic wear company just released an “aggressive” video …

Augmented Reality

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<b>Hidden Portraits: Josephine Baker</b><p>Josephine Baker was an American-born entertainer, civil rights activist, and French Resistance operative who reached the pinnacle of fame headlining the lavish and risqué revues of the 1920s’ Paris stage.<p>She’s featured in the Art with Watson series, <i>Hidden Portraits</i>. 15 artists teamed up with Watson to discover and illuminate the unknown essence of seven of history’s greatest thinkers using data.<p><b>What Watson thinks:</b><br>Watson’s analysis suggests Baker’s personality in …

Hunt for historical figures with this augmented reality app from IBM and the NY Times -  MashableUsing virtual reality to immerse people …

Using virtual reality to immerse people in history has become increasingly common in recent months, but a new collaboration between IBM and the New York Times’ T Brand Studio instead relies on augmented reality.<p>The Outthink Hidden part of the T Brand Studio AR app allows users to visit 150 locations around the U.S. to discover AR statues of leaders in science and technology.

Augmented reality app from IBM and NY Times tries to make history fun

Using virtual reality to immerse people in history has become increasingly common in recent months, but a new collaboration between IBM and the <i>New York Times'</i> T Brand Studio instead relies on augmented reality.<p>The Outthink Hidden part of the T Brand Studio AR app allows users to visit 150 locations …

Augmented Reality

Machine learning in cognitive analytics

Dinesh Nirmal is Vice President, IBM Analytics Platform Development. In this podcast, he discusses the role that machine learning plays in enterprise …