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.

Why We Are Building an SDK for Sandbox VR

Why We Are Building an SDK for Sandbox VR

If you’re interested in becoming a Sandbox developer, please head over to our new developer page where you can sign up and be the first to learn of updates and join our developer community to build the future of VR.Today, real people by the thousands are walking into Sandbox holodecks every day and enjoying truly delightful and immersive experiences with their friends.

Mobile App Crashes Iowa Caucuses

Mobile App Crashes Iowa Caucuses

At the minimum, there appears to be a failure to perform adequate functional and stress testing of the app and its back-end systems, noted Jack Mannino, CEO of nVisium, a Herndon, Virginia-based application security provider."Testing at load is critical for all election applications," he told the E-Commerce Times.

The Drones Are Coming

The Drones Are Coming

"NUAIR is a key industry leader helping to develop the standards and help define regulations to expand on Part 107, which will lead to advanced commercial drone operations like food, package and medical deliveries," Hertzendorf said.

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean broadcaster Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) made this possible for mom Jang Ji-sung, who lost her seven-year-old daughter to blood-related diseases three years ago, Reuters reports.In emotional video footage shared by MBC, Jang wears virtual reality goggles and stands in front of a green screen.

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

Thanks to some companies that develop scent devices for virtual reality, the players of VR action games can for example smell gunpowder which makes the playing highly immersive.

“It’s Time to Go Spatial”: Get Hyped for AWE USA 2020

“It’s Time to Go Spatial”: Get Hyped for AWE USA 2020

In terms of events, participants, and opportunities to attend, Augmented World Expo (AWE) is the largest AR, VR and MR trade show out there.There are three main AWE events, namely, Conferences, Expos, and the Auggie Awards.

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

"We found that people who had little to no experience playing video games had reduced cybersickness if they received this enhanced narrative, but regular video gamers did not need it because they were not predisposed to feeling symptoms," said Séamas Weech, a postdoctoral fellow in Kinesiology and a member of Waterloo's Games Institute.

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Blockchain is no longer the most desirable job in the technology industry, according to a new report by the job site, Hired.Job demand for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) engineers increased by 1,400% in 2019.Blockchain needs to face virtual reality.

Oh Quark: Intel Just Changed the Technology Market

Oh Quark: Intel Just Changed the Technology Market

That was true until last week, when Intel surprised the market with an obscure technology codenamed "Quark," which promises to change dramatically the world we live in.

Virtual Reality Applications That Can Help Save Lives

Virtual Reality Applications That Can Help Save Lives

No longer just for immersive entertainment, virtual reality applications now help save lives.VR simulation technology enables better medical training , more effective health therapies, and enhanced disaster management training.Aside from improving healthcare and medicine, VR technology also enhances disaster preparedness and crisis management.

‘Maybe it’s a real paradise’: Mother reunited with dead seven-year-old daughter in virtual reality

‘Maybe it’s a real paradise’: Mother reunited with dead seven-year-old daughter in virtual reality

Virtual reality technology has enabled a grief-stricken mother to be reunited with her dead daughter in South Korea , according to a documentary.The tearful moment Jang “met” her daughter again was captured in the documentary.

Watch a Mother Reunite With Her Deceased Child in VR

Watch a Mother Reunite With Her Deceased Child in VR

Rather than letting startups offer the public the chance to interact with virtual versions of their dead loved ones — undoubtedly at a cost — maybe we can make the technology available only to people who’ve submitted to a screening with a psychologist.

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, on Monday called for government regulation of artificial intelligence technology in a speech at Bruegel, a think tank in Brussels, and in an op-ed in the Financial Times .

Tech's Role in Addressing Coronavirus and Other Potential Pandemics

Tech's Role in Addressing Coronavirus and Other Potential Pandemics

"A helpful way that technology can and is being used to stop the spread of illness is the use of public health surveillance data," noted Snell."Given this, using technology to detect infection -- like fever -- would not be very effective at preventing the spread," she noted.

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 4

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 4

As part of a far-ranging, weeks-long virtual discussion, we asked ECT News Network's roundtable of industry insiders to pause and reflect on their own personal tech preferences, to speculate on what popular gadgets may vanish from use in the next decade, to consider the role of wearable health tools -- and then to expand the discussion to the health of the planet, tech advances in traveling on it, and the prospect of leaving it altogether.

VR Is Risky Business for Brave Developers, but Quest Could Change That in 2020

VR Is Risky Business for Brave Developers, but Quest Could Change That in 2020

Zoink Games’ VR puzzle game Ghost GiantAnother of the key takeaways echoed by virtually everyone I’ve spoken to working in the VR space is that beyond the intrigue of the technology itself, it’s the tight-knit community of developers and the level of support on offer that makes this budding new industry segment all the more appealing.

Is Icahn Attempting a Hostile Takeover of HP? Figuring Out the Backstory

Is Icahn Attempting a Hostile Takeover of HP? Figuring Out the Backstory

When it comes to hostile takeovers, you can bet you are being misled, because the rhetoric will address synergy and the power of the two firms together, but the folks driving the effort know the more likely goal is to destroy the acquired company.

Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

The patent filing describes how “finger input from a user may be used to manipulate virtual objects in a mixed reality or virtual reality environment while a haptic output device in a finger device provides associate haptic output”.

Know Your Enemy: The Difficulty of Defining Deepfakes

Know Your Enemy: The Difficulty of Defining Deepfakes

"From manipulating audio to creating misleading images, deepfakes foster the spread of disinformation as the end user typically doesn't know that the content or message is not real," he told TechNewsWorld.AI Tools Singled Out. Facebook's deepfakes ban singles out videos that use AI technology or machine learning to manipulate the content.

Tim Cook Subtly Dinged Mark Zuckerburg by Saying Augmented Reality Doesn't Isolate People Like Other Technologies

Tim Cook Subtly Dinged Mark Zuckerburg by Saying Augmented Reality Doesn't Isolate People Like Other Technologies

The Apple CEO seemed to criticize virtual reality technology, which Facebook has invested heavily in.And in a 2016 interview with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider's parent firm Axel Springer, Zuckerberg pushed back against the idea VR could be isolating, saying "nothing could be further from the truth.".

Top Reasons For Bringing Virtual Reality Technology Into The Office

Top Reasons For Bringing Virtual Reality Technology Into The Office

Nowadays though, virtual reality has real, practical applications in normal workplaces, offering benefits you might not expect.All sorts of massive companies are opting to train staff through virtual reality.You can already see the impacts that virtual reality is having on all sorts of different areas of business.

Business/Customer Sweet Spots: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 2

Business/Customer Sweet Spots: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 2

Our roundtable participants discussed technology priorities for small businesses, trends driving enterprises, the importance of the customer, and the effectiveness of personalization in today's marketplace.

In 2020, Enterprises Will Unlock Hidden Value in Their Own Workforces

In 2020, Enterprises Will Unlock Hidden Value in Their Own Workforces

Digital adoption solutions are among the few ways companies can achieve such efficient implementations, and they remain the only class of tools capable of bringing order to the chaos of enterprise applications.

The Most Important Autonomous Car Announcement at CES

The Most Important Autonomous Car Announcement at CES

What is interesting about the BlackBerry solution is that it anticipates the problems with both commercial and consumer autonomous cars, with products that focus on fleet management and secure side-loading of apps in addition to the patching and updating activities that surround connected cars today.

32-Minute Cleveland-Chicago Hyperloop Run Is Feasible, Study Says

32-Minute Cleveland-Chicago Hyperloop Run Is Feasible, Study Says

In the feasibility study, researchers describe three possible routes the Cleveland to Chicago Hyperloop line could take."The biggest challenge in doing a new transportation facility of any kind is acquiring the right of way," said Rick Harnish, executive director of the High Speed Rail Alliance, a high-speed train advocacy group in Chicago.

The Rise of D2C

The Rise of D2C

One of the keys to D2C success is maintaining a sense of relevance with consumers, "not just in outbound marketing campaigns, but also with customer experience interactions -- and in digital advertising to both existing customers and prospects," said Artun.

Virtual Pets, Virtual People and Virtual Immortality

Virtual Pets, Virtual People and Virtual Immortality

Moving the processing to the cloud potentially allows unlimited headroom without the need to carry a workstation on our bodies -- a solution for limitation No. Besides, that extra processing power can create an artificial intelligence that behaves realistically like an animal or even a human.

GitHub Aims to Make Open Source Code Apocalypse-Proof in Arctic Vault

GitHub Aims to Make Open Source Code Apocalypse-Proof in Arctic Vault

GitHub wants to make sure its entire warehouse of open source code survives an apocalypse by burying it deep within an Arctic vault as one of several preservation strategies."Storing all of GitHub's open source code in a vault in the Arctic sounds both useful and wasteful," he told LinuxInsider.

Amazon Makes Quantum Computing Accessible as a Service

Amazon Makes Quantum Computing Accessible as a Service

"It's all about making it easier for enterprises to use quantum technology, which does not run in isolation but with other data, which AWS wants to have and provide for quantum," he told the E-Commerce Times.