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Feb 7, 2023

A wi-fi sensing system that creates 3D human meshes

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, computing, internet, virtual reality

A 3D mesh is a three-dimensional object representation made of different vertices and polygons. These representations can be very useful for numerous technological applications, including computer vision, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) systems.

Researchers at Florida State University and Rutgers University have recently developed Wi-Mesh, a system that can create reliable 3D human meshes, representations of humans that can then be used by different computational models and applications. Their system was presented at the Twentieth ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys ‘22), a conference focusing on computer science research.

“Our research group specializes in cutting-edge wi-fi sensing research,” Professor Jie Yang at Florida State University, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore. “In previous work, we have developed systems that use to sense a range of human activities and objects, including large-scale human body movements, small-scale finger movements, sleep monitoring, and daily objects. Our E-eyes and WiFinger systems were among the first to use wi-fi sensing to classify various types of daily activities and finger gestures, with a focus on predefined activities using a trained model.”

Feb 5, 2023

The Future is Here: Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2100

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, nanotechnology, nuclear energy, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Get a glimpse of the future and be amazed by the technological advancements that await us in the year 2100. Our video features top 10 predictions that will shape the world of technology in the next century. From fully immersive virtual reality to advanced artificial intelligence and nanotechnology, this video is packed with exciting insights.

We’ll dive into the possibilities of space colonization and teleportation, explore the potential of augmented reality and fusion energy, and look at the rise of robot assistants and mind uploading. Get ready to be amazed by the holographic displays that will take virtual experiences to a whole new level.

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Feb 4, 2023

Meta’s Reality Labs lost $13.7 billion on VR and AR last year

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, finance, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Mentions of the “metaverse” were relatively few and far between in Meta’s quarterly earnings call this week — we counted a mere seven mentions compared to 23 for “AI” — but the company’s investment into its vision of a VR-connected social future remains colossal.

Starting in 2021, Meta began breaking out its Reality Labs VR and AR division into its own segment for financial reporting purposes. That makes it possible to see just how much Meta is pouring into those areas, and the numbers are staggering.

Meta reported $13.7 billion in operating losses for Reality Labs for 2022, more than the already jaw-dropping $10.2 billion it sunk into the division in 2021. Reality Labs brought in $2.16 billion last year in revenue, a drop from $2.27 billion in 2021.

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Feb 1, 2023

Snap hints at future AR glasses powered by generative AI

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, drones, information science, robotics/AI

Social media company and Snapchat maker Snap has for years defined itself as a “camera company,” despite its failures to turn its photo-and-video recording glasses known as Spectacles into a mass-market product and, more recently, its decision to kill off its camera-equipped drone. But that hasn’t stopped the company from envisioning a future where AR glasses are a commonly used device, and one, as the company revealed on Tuesday’s fourth-quarter earnings call, that will eventually be powered by AI technology.

Investors wanted to get a sense of how Snap was thinking about the latest developments in AI — particularly in buzzy areas like generative A.I. which has benefitted from advances in algorithms, language models, and the increased processing power available to run the necessary calculations. One pointed to the AI image generator Midjourney’s bot for Discord, as an example of how AI could lead to increased user engagement within an app.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel agreed that, in the near term, there were a lot of opportunities to use generative AI to make Snap’s camera more powerful. However, he noted that further down the road, AI would be critical to the growth of augmented reality, including AR glasses.

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Jan 24, 2023

When WIll We Upload Our Minds To Other Species?

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, bioengineering, business, genetics, life extension, mathematics, robotics/AI, transhumanism

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Jan 23, 2023

Microsoft has laid off entire teams behind Virtual, Mixed Reality, and HoloLens

Posted by in category: augmented reality

In the latest update on the massive Microsoft layoffs, it seems Redmond has gutted the teams behind HoloLens and Mixed Reality.

Jan 23, 2023

Maintaining Eye Contact in a Video Conference with NVIDIA Maxine

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI

Maintaining eye contact is crucial to establishing engagement and trust in a conversation. This can be challenging in a video conference because it requires participants to look at the camera instead of the screen. The NVIDIA Maxine Eye Contact feature creates an in-person experience for virtual meetings. Powered by AI, Maxine Eye Contact directs your eyes to a centered position to maintain eye contact with your audience. Eye Contact is available to developers through the Maxine Augmented Reality SDK at https://developer.nvidia.com/maxine#ar-sdk.

Learn more about Maxine at https://developer.nvidia.com/maxine and all of NVIDIA’s AI solutions at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning-ai/products/solutions/
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Jan 14, 2023

Goodbye VR Controllers, HELLO VR GLOVES! (Best of CES 2023)

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Hello and welcome to… well… TWO-SDAY NEWSDAY! Your number one resource for the entire week’s worth of VR news! Today we haver the conclusion to my CES VR coverage… but it’s certainly not the least! Last video i did mostly VR headsets from HTC Vive’s newest XR Elite, to Shiftall and their Flp VR and MeganeX to Pimax and their newest Portal and Crystal… today I am covering a BUNCH of amazing VR gloves, from Diver X to bhaptics to AI Silk and Contact CI… In addition I try the PSVR 2 (not at CES), Lynx R1 as well as some really awesome haptic suits! Also got to see some of the most impressive AR lenses available! Awesome and exciting episode! Hope you enjoyed!

DiverX:
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Jan 10, 2023

AI Trains Fire Fighters — A Man’s Best Friend

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, privacy, robotics/AI, transportation

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Fire departments conducting “size up” training typically rely on whiteboard discussions, drives around neighborhoods and photo-based systems. New training technology will help firefighters train for different types of fires or hazardous material situations, vehicle accidents, residential and commercial buildings, etc. An augmented reality training tool for firefighters, called Forge, uses artificial intelligence and biometric training to simulate real emergencies. Developed by Avrio Analytics, the system is designed to make sure that firefighters possess communication, situational awareness and associated skills needed in emergencies.

“Biometric and performance data collected during training allows Forge’s AI to dynamically change the training based on the user’s cognitive load, such as providing more or less guidance to the individual or introducing new training complexity in real-time,” the company told govtech.com. “This allows for training sessions tailored to the ability of the individual.”

Jan 9, 2023

Apple’s mixed-reality headset could arrive this year

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, futurism

According to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is going to spend most of 2023 focusing on a brand new device — a mixed-reality headset that has been a work in progress for several years.

The new device could look like a pair of ski goggles, based on an earlier report from The Information. It will feature several cameras so that the device can track your movements in real time and see what’s happening in the real world.

Over the past few years, Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated several times that augmented reality is a promising technology. “I think the [AR] promise is even greater in the future. So it’s a critically important part of Apple’s future,” Cook told Kara Swisher back in 2021.

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