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This ‘Skyrim VR’ Mod Shows How AI Can Take VR Immersion to the Next Level

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ChatGPT isn’t perfect, but the popular AI chatbot’s access to large language models (LLM) means it can do a lot of things you might not expect, like give all of Tamriel’s NPC inhabitants the ability to hold natural conversations and answer questions about the iconic fantasy world. Uncanny, yes. But it’s a prescient look at how games might one day use AI to reach new heights in immersion.

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Skyrim VR Mod Adds NPCs Powered By AI Technology

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Artificial intelligence could take role-playing games like Skyrim to the next level, especially when paired with VR technology. Earlier this week, a YouTuber going by the name of Art from the Machine shared footage of a new mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR that introduces non-playable characters (NPC) powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

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The XR Week Peek (2023.04.24): Apple headset to have iOS apps, Pico launches Pico 4 Pro in China, and more!

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This week we had quite a few interesting pieces of XR news. From the nth rumor on the Apple headset to the announcement of the Pico 4 Pro in China, there have been a few things happening that you as an XR enthusiast can’t miss. Here in this roundup, of course, you can find them all. And together with them, you can also find a giveaway of keys for the audiobook about the metaverse by Luis Martins!

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From Zero to Immersive: A Look at 3 Top-Ranked Location-Based VR Venues

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It is generally assumed that the VR and XR industry managed to weather the pandemic quite well. However, not all virtual reality endeavors benefited equally. For location-based entertainment (also LBE or LBVR for short), the pandemic had devastating effects. Even with the social distancing measures and disinfection protocols, the idea of sharing headsets inside a busy venue did not seem very appealing, and just like cinemas, most had no choice but to shut down.

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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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Meta Reaffirms Commitment to Metaverse Vision, Has No Plans to Slow Billions in Reality Labs Investments

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Meta announced its latest quarterly results, revealing that the company’s Reality Labs metaverse division is again reporting a loss of nearly $4 billion. The bright side? Meta’s still investing billions into XR, and it’s not showing any signs of stopping. Meta revealed in its Q1 2023 financial results that its family of apps is now being used by over 3 billion people, an increase of 5% year-over-year, but its metaverse investments are still operating at heavy losses.

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Snap Thinks Outside the App

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Snap continues to lead the way in consumer AR. But like many companies that mature, percentage growth gets harder to maintain as revenue grows. Snap's answer: to expand beyond its own app. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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What Roles Does VR Training Play in the Growing Job Market

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Is VR training going to be a necessity for businesses today? With the job boom early this year, it appears to be so. 2023 started off well for the job market. Based on the job market report in January 2023, the total nonfarm payroll employment skyrocketed to 517,000 , way above the Dow Jones estimate of 187,000 and December’s 260,000 gain. As of March 2023, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that the unemployment rate still remains stable at 3.5% with widespread job growth, especiall

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Whether Hit or Flop, Apple’s Entrance Will Be a Pivotal Moment for XR

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If the avalanche of recent reports can indicate anything at all, it seems Apple is entering the VR/AR headset market fairly soon, bringing along with it the most inflated expectations the industry has ever seen. It’s probably going to be expensive, but whether it flops or becomes a big hit, the mere existence of Apple in the space is set to change a lot about how things are done.

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Humane’s AI Wearable Displays Digital Info IRL

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Answer your phone by projecting an AR display on the palm of your hand. During a very impressive TEDTalk demo, Imran Chaudhri, one of the co-founders of the company Humane , gave a jaw-dropping demonstration of an artificial intelligence (AI) device that you wear on your jacket or shirt, and the tech world is buzzing. The device, which attaches discreetly to your shirt pocket, can project digital information onto virtually any surface.

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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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Can VR Help Businesses Meet ESG Goals?

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and VR seem to be in two worlds – one behind a screen and one on the ground. How can VR help companies meet ESG goals? We examine the evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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100% AWEsome! AWE USA 2023 Goes 100% Carbon Neutral to Help Combat Global Warming

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AWE USA 2023 goes completely carbon neutral by offsetting the carbon footprint of over 5,000 attendees heading to Santa Clara, California for the three-day event. This move is aligned with its primary mission of helping fight the greatest challenges humanity faces—including the effects of climate change. See Also: AWE 2023 Is Right Around the Corner Aside from taking a huge step in reducing its carbon footprint, AWE is also rallying the entire XR community to help save the earth.

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Magic Leap 2 Now Supports OpenXR, Strengthening Industry Against Potential Apple Upheaval

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Though delayed from its commitment last year, Magic Leap today announced that ML2 now fully supports OpenXR. The timing might have something to do with Apple’s looming entrance into the XR space. Magic Leap had planned to deliver OpenXR support for its ML2 headset last year, but it was seemingly delayed until now. Today the company announced that Magic Leap 2 is conformant with OpenXR.

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Dodge Lasers In This Mixed Reality Heist Game

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Step into the shoes of a world-class spy in this multiplayer mixed reality adventure. Valo Motion, a purveyor of mixed reality entertainment, recently unveiled a new multiplayer game available now at ValoArena locations around the world. In Operation Money Grab , up to six players team up to take on a gauntlet of heist-themed puzzles while stealing heaps of virtual valuables.

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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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10 VR Experiences You Should Try

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Charlie Fink is frequently asked for recommendations of his favorite VR experiences. So he wrote them down. We have his top ten list, what makes each selection great, and where you can find them. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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“Operation Money Grab”: Get Your Spy Gear Ready for the Greatest Heist in ValoArena

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Operation Money Grab is all systems go. The heist is officially on. Valo Motion has launched the latest addition to its growing game library of multiplayer mixed reality games for ValoArena. This heist-themed game is set to challenge players physically and mentally as they become immersed in a spy adventure that’s almost straight out of a Hollywood movie.

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Popular Quest 2 PC Streaming Software Adds ‘Super Resolution’ Feature for Enhanced Visuals

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Virtual Desktop has collaborated with Qualcomm to integrate the company’s Snapdragon Game Super Resolution, a software enhancement squarely targeted at increasing the wireless streaming quality and latency of PC visuals to Quest 2. Virtual Desktop is a great tool not only because it provides Quest users wireless access to their computers, but because its developer, Guy Godin, is constantly adding in new features to tempt users away from using built-in solutions, i.e.

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Eye Of The Temple Is Available Now On Quest Headsets

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Navigate a deadly temple and collect hidden treasures using your own two feet. Have you ever dreamt of stepping into the boots of a fearless explorer and embarking on a dangerous adventure through a perilous jungle temple? What about battling ancient creatures and solving riddles using an Indiana Jones -style whip? How about all of the above? Well, today’s your lucky day.

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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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What’s the Business Case for Visual Search?

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Visual search is naturally monetizable due to the lean-forward commercial intent that’s inherent in its activation. Actively holding up one’s phone to identify real-world items flows naturally into transactional outcomes. We examine the business case. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Virtex Stadium Adds Counter-Strike to Its Virtual Esports Titles

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Esports fans are in for a new experience at the Virtex Stadium. Aside from EchoVR, users can now watch live gameplays of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Counter-Strike 2. Virtex has partnered with Skybox Technologies to bring this unique spectator experience to gaming enthusiasts. With Counter-Strike as the first significant esports title at the Virtex Stadium, the virtual esports fan base on the platform is bound to grow faster.

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High End Camera Maker Takes Its First Step into Consumer VR Software

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First unveiled at CES 2022 early last year, Canon has now taken its first step into consumer VR software with Kokomo , its fledgling social VR platform. Compared to more full-featured collaboration apps, Kokomo isn’t there yet, but it’s a start in a new direction for Canon, which up until now has been mostly focused on XR hardware aimed at enterprise.

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Balenciaga Launches Educational AR Farming Game

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High fashion, sustainable farming, and immersive technology collide. Balenciaga, a French luxury fashion house known recently for the humorous series of AI-powered memes (created by demonflyingfox) that turn famous film/television characters into drop-dead gorgeous runway models, has launched a new augmented reality (AR) experience designed to raise awareness around sustainable farming.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?

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How Much Do Consumers Spend on VR?

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According to ARtillery Intelligence estimates, global consumer VR spending is projected to reach $18.4 billion by 2026. How does that break down by hardware, software, and competitor market share? We examine in the latest Behind the Numbers. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Metaverse: XR Today Expert Roundtable

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The Metaverse, 2022, hottest tech topic. Technology has not swept the public’s imagination quite like the Metaverse for a while. Audiences at-large in 2022 were in the perfect place to understand some of the potential of the Metaverse, and equally, many savey firms were ready to engage audiences with grand promises. Many consumer-led Metaverse anticipation was led by firms such as Meta, which completely rebranded based on its Metaverse predictions.

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First-person VR Platformer ‘No More Rainbows’ Coming Soon to Quest 2 & PC VR

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Squido Studio announced its first-person platformer No More Rainbows is coming to Quest 2 and SteamVR headsets soon, offering up a VR take on classic platforming action. No More Rainbows has been available in open beta on Quest’s App Lab for a year now, and it’s almost time for it to graduate to the main Quest Store and Steam too. Exactly when, we don’t know, but Squido and its partner Robot Teddy say it’s coming “very soon.” Here’s the studio’s

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Hockey Team Hosts Watch Parties With Virtual Players

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Immersive technology is changing the way fans enjoy live sports entertainment. The Edmonton Oilers hockey team is selling tickets for away game watch parties at their home stadium in Alberta, Canada. The really cool part? Instead of watching the game live on the jumbotron, fans can watch the action unfold on the ice itself. Earlier this week, a Reddit user going by the name of u/LanceBakersMan shared footage of a Rogers Road Game Watch Party that took place this past Sunday at Rogers Place Arena

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Did you know that companies such as Paychex, 3M, and Honeywell are getting better results by incorporating video-based practice and coaching within their L&D strategy? From sales pitches to soft skills, learners are becoming top performers by applying and validating knowledge transfer using the unique benefits of video. Whether used as a stand-alone application or integrated with a learning platform, video-based practice and coaching platforms give learners the ultimate opportunity to repeatedly