Epic’s Tim Sweeney: Deep Learning A.I. Will Open New Frontiers in Game Design

“[Video game] AI is still in the dark ages,” Epic CEO Tim Sweeney told a crowd gathered for Games Beat’s 2017 industry summit. The video game industry has witness a tremendous amount of growth, thanks to the incredible increase in computation power in terms of visual representations. Using the parallel computation ability of GPUs, powerful […]

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Google I/O 2017: Integrating Everything with AI

Google CEO Sundar Pichai underlined the company’s important shift from Mobile First to AI First at the keynote speech of Google I/O on May 17 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Typically, Google uses its annual Google I/O Conference to unveil exciting new products and technologies. At the 10th Google I/O, held May […]

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1960s-2010s: Humanistic Intelligence and History of Wearable Computing

Marshall McLuhan’s oft-quoted phrase “the medium is the message” is referenced in Sandy Pentland’s 1998 Scientific American article Wearable Computing. While functioning in the same fashion as most information and communication technology, “wearables are more personal […] because they are a constant part of one’s physical presence.” Today people are largely represented by their mobile […]

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Virtual/Augmented Reality: Commercial and industrial applications account for most deals

CB Insights: The number of VR/AR startups is increasing as venture capital dollars continue to flood in, with investment reaching an all time high in 2015 of $658M in equity funding across 126 deals, according to CB Insights data. Even as VR/AR startups launch, larger corporates are developing VR/AR-related businesses, products, and investing in the space… VR/AR […]

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The Virtual Reality Landscape (Infographic)

Phil Orr and Max Wessel, Sapphire Ventures: ..we believe three characteristics of VR will help it carve out its position in the world of computing. These characteristics hint at Neal Stephenson’s metaverse. Namely, they are presence, scale, and interaction design. Presence is an Oculus-coined term that effectively translates to a sense of being there. With […]

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