Consumers Becoming More Tolerant of Chatbots for Certain Tasks

Consumers Becoming More Tolerant of Chatbots for Certain Tasks

Researchers see consumers' comfort levels with a variety of chatbot technologies softening towards customer service, scheduling, banking, and therapy.As foundational technologies improve and older consumers who prefer living representatives are replaced by younger people who are accustomed to interacting with virtual agents, chatbots will become common across businesses and industries," said King.

A metalens for virtual and augmented reality

A metalens for virtual and augmented reality

Now, the researchers have developed a two-millimeter achromatic metalenses that can focus RGB (red, blue, green) colors without aberrations and developed a miniaturized display for virtual and augmented reality applications.

Microsoft, GM, Cruise Partner on Self-Driving Cars

Microsoft, GM, Cruise Partner on Self-Driving Cars

"The companies in this sector are going to need a long runway before they generate enough revenues to be self-sustaining so another $2 billion in the bank for Cruise is the single most important aspect of this," Sam Abuelsamid, principal analyst for e-mobility at Guidehouse Insights, a market intelligence company in Detroit, told TechNewsWorld.

How to Protect Mobile Apps Against Sneaker Bots

How to Protect Mobile Apps Against Sneaker Bots

The goal of adding generalized security protections inside the good mobile app is to block common pathways that sneaker bot apps and auto-clicking apps need to function.

HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

Not much is known about everything going into ForceBot, however the project is slated to incorporate HaptX Gloves in addition an articulated motion platform for walking in virtual environments.

Robo-teammate can detect, share 3D changes in real-time

Robo-teammate can detect, share 3D changes in real-time

Army researchers demonstrated in a real-world environment the first human-robot team in which the robot detects physical changes in 3D and shares that information with a human in real-time through augmented reality, who is then able to evaluate the information received and decide follow-on action.

Roto Reviews x Nicole Walker

Roto Reviews x Nicole Walker

RoboRecall: Playing RoboRecall in the RotoVR is a lot of fun – the rotation makes it easy to change directions and in combination with the teleporting you can move easily in the game.

Which way to the fridge? Common sense helps robots navigate

Which way to the fridge? Common sense helps robots navigate

SemExp, or Goal-Oriented Semantic Exploration, uses machine learning to train a robot to recognize objects -- knowing the difference between a kitchen table and an end table, for instance -- and to understand where in a home such objects are likely to be found.

Giving robots human-like perception of their physical environments

Giving robots human-like perception of their physical environments

The new model, which they call 3D Dynamic Scene Graphs, enables a robot to quickly generate a 3D map of its surroundings that also includes objects and their semantic labels (a chair versus a table, for instance), as well as people, rooms, walls, and other structures that the robot is likely seeing in its environment.

Save 50% on Orion13 on Steam

Save 50% on Orion13 on Steam

Fight your way through a futuristic robot society using swords, stuns, and shields with a host of colorful friends and foes.Orion13's Arena Mode features endless waves of killer robots and a cross-platform leaderboard updated in realtime.Survival Arena with Online Leaderboard.

Fast Coronavirus Test Gets Emergency FDA Approval

Fast Coronavirus Test Gets Emergency FDA Approval

The test will run on the company's existing ID NOW platform that provides rapid results in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as physicians' offices, urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments.

Ask Siri if You Have the Coronavirus

Ask Siri if You Have the Coronavirus

Microsoft's Healthcare Bot service uses artificial intelligence to screen patients and free up medical personnel to provide critical care to those who need it, Bitran and Gabarra explained.

AI in the Courts: The Jury Is Out

AI in the Courts: The Jury Is Out

"Mining extensive amounts of related court cases and decisions will come into play, with parties submitting their cases and using AI combined with data mining for settlement options or fair adjudication," noted Sirna.

Falcon Age - RAISE A FALCON, FIGHT COLONIZERS.

Falcon Age - RAISE A FALCON, FIGHT COLONIZERS.

Falcon Age is a first-person, single-player action adventure where you’ll play as Ara in her fight to reclaim her cultural legacy in the lost art of falcon hunting against a force of automated colonizers.

Red Matter on Quest review: a new quality bar for mobile VR games

Red Matter on Quest review: a new quality bar for mobile VR games

While you play, you also uncover the story of the game , discovering what is this red matter, what was happening inside the base you are in, and what is the sense of the weird things that you experience.

Paranormal Detective: Escape from the 80's

Paranormal Detective: Escape from the 80's

We know we can finish this game- it'll be released if the Kickstarter makes it or not- but with the extra funds we'll be able to spend more time & money on the game to make it super cool!

Getting Chatty With Chatbots

Getting Chatty With Chatbots

"Quick customer response is important to a brand's reputation and customer loyalty, so providing customers with fast solutions to simple problems through chatbots, as well as the option to chat with a real customer service representative for more complex problems, allows companies to fully cover their bases," said Dougherty.

Leveraging the Tools That Fuel E-Commerce Growth

Leveraging the Tools That Fuel E-Commerce Growth

These include artificial intelligence-driven personalized experiences, augmented reality try-it-out tools, and last mile delivery innovations. Rather than taking on the responsibility of developing AI-driven data analysis, cognitive chatbots, or virtual reality technologies to drive business growth, e-commerce companies should turn to experienced yet cost-effective partners.

Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality

Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality

In a cover article published today in The Journal of Physical Chemistry, researchers across the University of Bristol and ETH Zurich describe how advanced interaction and visualisation frameworks using virtual reality (VR) enable humans to train machine-learning algorithms and accelerate scientific discovery.

Robot therapists need rules

Robot therapists need rules

"The algorithms behind these new applications have been trained with enormous data sets and can produce genuine therapeutic statements," explains Alena Buyx, Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies at TUM.

A Lifelong Passion Brings Joy to Others in VR

A Lifelong Passion Brings Joy to Others in VR

For many veteran Echo bots, it’s fun to convince new players that you’re an artificial intelligence put in the game to welcome them. The next time you’re in Echo VR, be sure to keep an eye out for Tutorial Bot and other friendly “AI” who will welcome you to the game!

‘Vacation Simulator’ Review – A Relaxing Change of Pace Full of Familiar Whimsy

‘Vacation Simulator’ Review – A Relaxing Change of Pace Full of Familiar Whimsy

The game is pretty self-aware of this fact, and it’s largely reflected in the conflicts that play out between Efficiency Bot and Vacation Bot. In the end, Vacation Simulator is a little bit of both, and I personally found it more appealing than Job Simulator in that respect.

Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly robot designed for AI

Blue was designed to use recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, all while remaining affordable and safe enough that every artificial intelligence researcher -- and eventually every home -- could have one.

Insomniac's Stormland is shaping up to be the best VR game of 2019

Insomniac's Stormland is shaping up to be the best VR game of 2019

Even three years after the launch of VR, so many game demos I play start the same way: I have a sword and shield (or gun), and a tutorial teaches me how to block incoming attacks or pick up objects by reaching out with my hand.

Sony Has Now Sold 4.2 Million PlayStation VR Headsets

Sony Has Now Sold 4.2 Million PlayStation VR Headsets

Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 million headsets sold through March 3, 2019. Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. We’ll update you as soon as we hear what Sony has in store next.

22nd Annual DICE Awards Recognize VR Games

22nd Annual DICE Awards Recognize VR Games

This year’s finalists in the Immersive Reality Game of the Year category were ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission , Beat Saber , Moss , Sprint Vector , and Transference . ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission and Beat Saber both appeared again in the Immersive Reality Technical Achievement category.

2019: The Year Everything Changes

2019: The Year Everything Changes

Given you likely could create a cloud feature for this class of device, allowing the personality of your assistant to move virtually with you room to room, I'm questioning this initial focus on mobility.

Business schools bring AI and VR into the classroom

Business schools bring AI and VR into the classroom

At Neoma Business School in France, about 2,000 students use VR case studies, such as one where with the help of a 360-degree view, they can learn about marketing by changing a retail shop’s interior.

UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Nominees

UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Nominees

All lists are ordered alphabetically and we’ve chosen the first listed item as the image to be fair. Unless that item was used in an image already, in which case we’ve used the next down.

PlayStation VR has had a quietly awesome year

PlayStation VR has had a quietly awesome year

It’s an action-platformer that sees you take control of a cute little mouse called Quill, and while it doesn’t quite go as far as Astro Bot in terms of mind-bending design, its charming fantasy storytelling and detailed dioramas make for an experience with more personality.