Report: Global AI Research | Alice Bonasio

How far has Artificial Intelligence research developed in the past two decades? Global information analytics company Elsevier shares its findings.

In a first-of-its-kind study, Elsevier has provided comprehensive analysis of the global research landscape and future trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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The report’s data shows how China is set to become the global leader in AI research, having already overtaken the U.S. in 2004 and fast closing in on Europe’s lead in that arena. At this rate, the report predicts that the country will become the biggest source of AI research…

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A Virtual Comedy Experience | Alice Bonasio

Sansar to Host Live Comedy Series of Shows with Steve Hofstetter.

Fans will soon be able to step into a virtual Sansar comedy club and enjoy live stand-up shows by well-known comics such as YouTube star personality Steve Hofstetter – for a new event series called “Comedy Gladiators: a Virtual Comedy Experience.”

The live comedy showcase will allow fans to do everything in VR that they would do at a real-life comedy club
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Fans will soon be able to step into a virtual Sansar comedy club and enjoy live stand-up shows by well-known comics such as YouTube star personality…

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Review: Ninja Future by Gary Shapiro | Alice Bonasio

How can innovators thrive in a disruptive future? The President of the Consumer Technology Association shares tips for success in a new book out this month.

As the much-missed playwright William Goldman once said, where it comes to predicting success, ‘Nobody Knows Anything’. And that certainly holds for technology as well as screenwriting. In fact, it holds for most things in life, but let’s stick with Tech for now.

Highlighting case studies from global brands, breakout innovators and startup companies, shapiro offers an inside look at the emerging technologies that are shaping our…

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Learning With AR | Alice Bonasio

Award-winning director creates voice-activated Augmented Reality Experience that boosts children’s confidence.

At first glance, Little Red the Inventor is a rather sweet-looking little AR app where you get to help out Little Red Riding Hood as she tries to make her way through the forest, out of trouble, and ultimately to her grandma’s house.

But this is a bit more than just the retelling of a classic fairy tale. For one, it was created and directed by Tuna Bora, whose work with Oscar-nominated Pearl also won her an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Design. This gives…

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A Christmas Carol in VR | Alice Bonasio

 

Yule love this interactive VR experience that gives a new spin to Charles Dickens’ classic tale.

Mince Pies might have been out on the supermarket shelves since September, and spare a thought for the poor store clerks who are already sick of having to listen to those Christmas tunes. But you really know that you’re approaching the Holidays’ home stretch when they start bringing out the latest Charles Dickens adaptation.

You really know that you’re approaching the Holidays’ home stretch when they start bringing out the latest Charles Dickens adaptation
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Report: VR Device Market Outlook | Alice Bonasio

Forecast for immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality remains positive, but there has been some decline.

The latest forecast from technology analyst firm CCS Insight highlights some of the challenges facing makers of head-worn virtual and augmented reality devices. Despite early enthusiasm and a continued expectation of significant long-term potential for the technology, there is much work yet to be done on improving user experience, developing software platforms and – above all – making attractive content for those platforms available to consumers.

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Flying with Virtual Wings | Alice Bonasio

How a young entrepreneur wants to use virtual reality to help young people in conflict zones to achieve their dreams.

Youth who have experienced conflict often have big dreams for jobs, but they can’t know what those roles actually entail, because they lack role models they can relate to, and there are few – if any opportunities for actual work experience. So they get into a role without full context and often are disappointed and suffer mental health challenges / depression as a result of the employability options they face.

This is what Nada Ibrahim Hassan Hussen dreams of changing…

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