THOMAS FICKERT

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Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Augmented Reality Now More Than Ever

You probably remember Pokémon Go and the wave of excitement it ushered in just a few years ago for social media and other interactive social …

Customer Experience

SeedingVR Launches the Only Equity Crowdfunding Platform Specific to the Virtual Reality Industry.

As little as £100 can buy shares in a VR start-up.<br>London, June 19, 2018, — SeedingVR, the only equity crowdfunding platform specific to the virtual …

Crowd Funding

This virtual reality headset runs at human-eye resolution

It’s virtual reality like you’ve never seen it before: in human-eye resolution. Helsinki-based startup Varjo is building a VR headset that lets the …

Augmented Reality

These 100 Companies Are Leading the Way in A.I.

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that …

Artificial Intelligence

SharePoint Spaces Brings Mixed Reality To Microsoft Office 365

<b>Microsoft wants to make collaborative immersive experiences accessible to everyone.</b> With 135M Office 365 monthly active users and 400K organizations …

Augmented Reality

Chrome WebXR Chacmool demo shows how AR can be made for everyone

Truth be told, Google’s VR and AR direction is all over the place. From Google Cardboard to Daydream and Project Tango to ARCore and, now WebXR. That …

Google

Expert Viewpoint: The Intersection Between VR, Imaging and Machine Learning and What’s Next for the Emerging Technologies

ArticleRamesh Raskar of MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture research group shared his views on the implications of the rapidly evolving …

Machine Learning

This AI lets you move a portrait like Animoji

A team of researchers recently developed an AI that can transfer your real-time facial expressions, eye movements, and poses to a portrait – making it appear as though the person in the image is actually talking and moving. It’s disturbingly convincing, and almost constantly improving.<p>The AI, …

Artificial Intelligence

New VR headset that lets you shop clothes in mixed-reality stores to frame future of fashion

At Oval Space in Bethnal Green the walls are lined with model photos and mannequins stand proudly in chic designer dresses. In the centre of the room …

Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Fastest-Growing Media And Entertainment Category

It may not touch augmented reality in the long term, but virtual reality will be the fastest-growing media and entertainment category by revenue over …

Virtual Reality

The urgent case for Open AR Cloud: Why we need a digital copy of the real world

The nonprofit behind the world's largest AR expo has announced plans to promote an Open AR Cloud (AKA "the most important software infrastructure in …

Augmented Reality

Magic Leap reveals amazing AR goggles that turns your living room into a video game

MAGIC Leap has finally shown off its Leap One augmented reality headset – which can turn your living room or office into a video game.<p>The notorious …

Augmented Reality

How AI Is Making An Entry Into The Freelance Economy

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find an industry where artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t already making or expected to make an impact. The freelance economy is no exception.<p>Smart technologies have entered the freelancing space with intensity, and not just where you might think. Not only …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Predictions On The Next Era Of Digital Retail

When Amazon launched in 1995, only 3% of Americans had ever been on the Internet, let alone purchased anything online. Both the concept of the web and e-commerce were startlingly new. Just a year earlier in fact, the <i>New York Times</i> had run a story with the headline: “Attention Shoppers: Internet Is …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is What Happens When You Let Artificial Intelligence Get Artistic

Beauty can be anything, when the eye of the beholder belongs to an A.I. system.<p>Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is being used for everything from facial recognition software to chatbots that interact with a company's potential customers.<p>But what about the artistic side of A.I.?<p>Some researchers want …

Machine Learning

News: Sony Xperia XZ1 Boasts 3D Scanning Capabilities

At IFA in Berlin today, Sony introduced the latest models of the Xperia line, with new features in tow that should appeal to creators of augmented …

Will creative AI make designers redundant?

Is any profession immune to the influence of artificial intelligence (AI)?<p>Every day, we’re confronted with reports on the impact that intelligent …

Artificial Intelligence

H&M group enters virtual reality

<b>H&M Group announce two innovative technology features during Stockholm Fashion Tech Talks, a conference discussing digitisation in the fashion</b> …

Augmented Reality

Using A.I. To Turn Real People Into Anime Art

<i>Nijigenka</i> (二次元化) is Japanese for “2D-ification.” It’s a term for when artists take photos of people and turn them into anime characters. But now …

Anime

The Future of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

We are on the cusp of a massive shift in how technology impacts the way we live, work, and play. Big business disruption is coming, and at the heart …

Artificial Intelligence

The DreamGlass is a $399 augmented reality headset with a huge field of view

In a bid to make augmented reality more accessible, two-year-old startup DreamWorld has launched the $399 DreamGlass AR headset.<p>The device claims to …

Augmented Reality

The Global Skills and Education Forum in Dubai Showcases the Convergence of VR/AR and Education

<b>An event that proved the importance of XR’s role in the future of education.</b>This March, the Varkey Foundation’s Global Skills and Education Forum …

Augmented Reality

Adobe steps into the AR arena with Project Aero

Hot off the heels of Apple’s announcement of ARKit 2.0, creative software giant Adobe revealed its own foray into augmented reality. Soon many more people should be able to create 3D, animated content that seems to float in the real world.<p>Project Aero is Adobe’s aptly named tool for authoring …

Augmented Reality

Apple's new ARKit has multi-user support

Apple is getting more serious about augmented reality.<p>The company on Monday announced a new version of ARKit, Apple's set of tools that let developers create augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads. The updated version will have multi-user functions, so more than one person can see the same AR …

Augmented Reality

Where is VR headed? Investors share insights on the industry’s trajectory

After an initial frenzy of interest in virtual reality due to Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus, investors and startups alike faced a “VR winter.” This was a difficult period of time in which consumer adoption of VR was slow, funding dried up, and startups had to get creative to survive the lean …

Virtual Reality

World’s First Augmented Reality Studio is Here

Augmented reality startup Seek is developing world’s first augmented reality studio which will let anybody create their own augmented reality …

SPEX Introduces Breakthrough Augmented Reality Headset Platform Designed to Provide Enhanced Vision in Precision Tasks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SPEX (https://spex-ar.com/), a new division of eSight Corporation, is introducing its first …

MixCast 2.0 Lets You Stream Mixed Reality VR Without A Green Screen

Today Blueprint Reality is announcing the release of MixCast 2.0, which is now available for download.<p>The biggest barrier to more people recording …

VR system helps in study of human anatomy

June 01, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Virtual reality (VR) has been hyped as the future of gaming, but the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of …

National University of Singapore

A Brief History of Virtual Reality

Although virtual reality (VR) technology may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, this innovation isn’t as new as you might think. …

Virtual Reality