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I Want My AI TV: Sora Sparks the Music Video’s Next Era

AR Insider

Director Paul Trillo’s new music video for the band Washed Out is the first commercial use of OpenAI’s new text-to-video generator, Sora. What does this mean for the future of video production? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The XR Week Peek (2024.05.14): New rumors on the Vision Pro 2, Ultraleap Hyperion, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

This is a period with many tech announcements: we had Meta telling about its Horizon OS, yesterday OpenAI unveiled the new GPT-4o, and today Google will hopefully unveil its Android XR operating system. What a time to be alive! Top news of the week (Image by Apple) Apple Vision Pro 2 may come in 2026 The rumors about the Apple Vision Pro 2 continue.

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New Meta R&D Reveals Shortcut to Ultra-wide Retina Resolution Holographic Displays in XR

Road to VR

Researchers from Meta Reality Labs, Princeton University, and others have published a new paper detailing a method for achieving ultra-wide field-of-view holographic displays with retina resolution. The method drastically reduces the display resolution that would otherwise be necessary to reach such parameters, making it a potential shortcut to bringing holographic displays to XR headsets.

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Is this the First EU Country to Enter the Metaverse?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

The official Welsh governmental tourism board has debuted a browser-based Metaverse experience to promote the region’s cultural destinations ahead of a traveller’s journey. According to the Welsh Tourism Board, the region’s promotional Metaverse is the first time a UK or European country leveraged shared immersive spaces for promoting tourism – official sources say.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course? With over 317 million people in the US and over 6.7 billion potential customers in the world, personalizing training seems logical.

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Travel Mode is the Latest Vision Pro Feature to Come to Quest 2 & 3

Road to VR

Meta is finally rolling out the long-awaited travel mode for Quest 2 and Quest 3, ostensibly hacking away another unique feature from Apple Vision Pro. Update (May 13th, 2024) : Meta says the new Quest 2/3 Travel Mode was specially tuned to account for the motion of an airplane, even when it comes to looking out the window. The company says in a blog post it will be updating Travel Mode in the future to work with other modes of transportation, such as trains.

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Pimax Introduces Trial Payment Model to Let Customers Try New Headsets Before Paying Full Price

Road to VR

China-based VR headset creator Pimax has introduced a new payment model following the recent announcement of its Crystal Light PC VR headset, which will let try it out before plonking down the full price of the headset. The company calls its new scheme the “Trial Payment, Final Payment” model, as outlined in a recent announcement , making it available first in select regions including the US, Canada, EU, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Apple Is Reportedly About To Start Selling Vision Pro Outside The US

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Apple will soon start selling Vision Pro outside the US, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Apple Vision Pro is currently only sold in the US. At launch Apple said it will come to other countries "later" in 2024, but has only so far only confirmed China and hasn't yet set a specific window or date. Gurman, who reliably reported many details of Vision Pro before it was officially revealed or even acknowledged to exist by Apple, reports today that Apple is now conducting Vision Pro training sessions

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Audi Co-founded VR Entertainment Startup Holoride Files for Bankruptcy

Road to VR

Holoride, the Germany-based startup bringing XR entertainment to car passengers, has filed for bankruptcy, citing the inability to secure its latest investment round. In a LinkedIn post , Holoride CEO & co-founder Nils Wollny reveals the company’s latest investment round “appeared secure,” however it fell apart at the last minute. “Despite the lead investor’s conviction, the negotiated term sheet, finalized contracts, and scheduled notary appointment, the LP fun

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Quest 2 & Quest 3 Get Experimental Travel Mode To Make Positional Tracking Work On Airplanes

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Quest 2 and Quest 3 now have an "experimental" Travel Mode for use on airplanes. You can add Travel Mode to your headset's Quick settings via the toggle in the Experimental section of settings. Meta says you need to be on stable (not PTC) system software v65 to see this and should restart your headset if you still don't. Note that Quest Pro isn't supported, only Quest 2 and Quest 3.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

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Will Google I/O Take Over XR & Spatial Computing?

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Tomorrow, Google’s I/O conference is poised to showcase its latest updates concerning its extensive technology portfolio. From smartphones to AI, Google is very much positioned in the enterprise solutions space with its products. However, recent revelations ahead of the Google I/O Developer Conference kicking off May 14th highlight that XR solutions may take centre stage during the event.

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Lufthansa Will Trial Providing A Quest 3 To Business Class Passengers This Summer

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Lufthansa and Meta announced they will provide a Quest 3 headset to business class passengers on some flights starting in summer. Described as a "pilot program (pun intended)", the scheme will see customers on "selected flights" in Lufthansa's new "Allegris" Business Class this summer offered a Quest 3 headset with a streamlined launcher preloaded with certain apps.

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Why AI Challenges Us To Become More Human

Bernard Marr

In an era where artificial intelligence is reshaping the boundaries of what machines can do, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in history. AI isn’t just a technological upgrade; it’s a mirror reflecting our potential to evolve as a species. As these intelligent systems take over routine and repetitive tasks, they challenge us to delve deeper into what makes us uniquely human: our creativity, empathy, and the ability to navigate complex social dynamics.

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Ultraleap Hyperion Makes The Best Hand Tracking Tech Even Better

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Ultraleap released Hyperion, the latest version of its industry-leading hand tracking software runtime and SDK. Hyperion supports the Leap Motion Controller 2 addon, which supports almost any headset (including standalone headsets) via USB or can be integrated into a headset's existing sensor suite by headset makers. We tried the previous version of Ultraleap's hand tracking, called Gemini, at CES 2022 and found it noticeably superior to Meta Quest or Apple Vision Pro hand tracking.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and many are BORING. If you are trying to engage your learners (or any audience), compelling content is critical. But trying to create stimulating content with the same tools you’ve always had is hard, right? Thankfully, wrong! Terrific tools in PowerPoint along with visual assets help you create the kind of dynamic content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention, with functions that allow for interactive sequences and navigation.

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In-Flight Entertainment: Introducing Travel Mode for Meta Quest 2 & 3

Oculus

This is your captain speaking: We’ve reached our cruising altitude, and you’re now free to move about the metaverse. We’re introducing Travel Mode on Meta.

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Immersed For Apple Vision Pro Gives You Virtual Extra Mac Monitors, With Tradeoffs

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Immersed for Apple Vision Pro gives you virtual extra Mac, Windows, or Linux monitors. 0:00 / 0:20 1× Vision Pro's built-in Mac Virtual Display feature has remarkably high quality and low latency , thanks to Apple creating a direct device-to-device Wi-Fi connection. But it has a major limitation: it only supports one screen, the physical screen of your MacBook or the first physical monitor of your desktop Mac.

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#1389: Elemental Theory of Presence + Primer on Experiential Design& Immersive Storytelling

Voices of VR

Part of my sensemaking process for the Voices of VR podcast has been to travel around the world to see some of the most cutting-edge VR experiences and immersive stories, to then record thousands of oral history interviews, and then alchemically distill down the deeper patterns into sensemaking frameworks that help me understand the underlying […]

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Building Trust In AI: The Case For Transparency

Bernard Marr

AI is rapidly transforming the world of business as it becomes increasingly woven into the fabric of organizations and the day-to-day lives of customers. However, the speed of this transformation creates risks as organizations struggle with challenges around deploying AI in ways that are responsible and minimize the risk of harm. One of the cornerstones of responsible AI is transparency.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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#1388: Ultimate Potential of VR: Promises & Perils Featured Session from SXSW 2023

Voices of VR

May of 2024 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Voices of VR podcast, and I wanted to air a featured session that I presented at SXSW 2023 called “The Ultimate Potential of VR: Promises and Perils.” This is a 45-minute talk that distills down the biggest insights from my 3-hour episode #1000 of the Voices […] May of 2024 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Voices of VR podcast, and I wanted to air a featured session that I presented at SXSW 2023 called "The Ultimate Potenti

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The Top Privacy And Security Tech Trends Shaping The Next Decade

Bernard Marr

Technology is evolving at a breakneck pace and in 10 years’ time the world will probably be a very different place than it is today. My job is to look into the future and predict how technology will transform the way we live, work and play. Normally, I focus on what’s just around the corner, as that’s what my clients are preparing for today.

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EON Reality Expands its rollout in Sudan targeting national rollout with 10,000 Tailored Courses with the Launch of Spatial AI Center and EON AI Autonomous Agents

EON Reality

EON Reality Announces National Rollout of the Spatial AI Center in Sudan IRVINE, CA – May 13, 2024 – EON Reality, a global leader in immersive learning technologies, is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking educational initiative in Sudan. This strategic move introduces the first Spatial AI Center in the country, aimed at transforming the educational experience for students and workers nationwide.

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