Recapping the Data Governance Winter Conference and looking ahead to 2018 governance trends

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The 2017 Data Governance Winter Conference on 4 - 8 December covered topics ranging from how to start a data governance program to attaining data governance maturity to how to improve your organization’s information quality.

HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund

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But today the company announced a brand new investment fund of some $160 million in a joint venture between HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. The post HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund appeared first on Road to VR.

Tim Sweeney Warns VR Could Make Tech Companies ‘More Powerful Than Any Government’

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” During his address on stage, Sweeney urged the audience to consider that, “if we ever allow one company to own the meta-verse, then that company would have more power than any government that has ever existed.”

Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR.

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Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR ethics, more research Virtual worlds are coming for humanity and a group of researchers and technologists wants to make sure we’re ready when they arrive. experts government regulation vr mr lab future

Canadian government invests in VR training technology

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The Government of Canada announced this week that it has awarded a $1.1 The contract comes as part of the Canadian government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program, which has seen over $126 million invested in 285 contracts since 2010. The post Canadian government invests in VR training technology appeared first on VR World. million contract to Halifax, Nova Scotia-based IT firm Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc.

UAE: Boosting Government Performance With AI

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The UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy was launched to boost government performanc e, the rate of accomplishing achievements. This strategy represents the post-smart government phase, and it will be relied on by various future services, sectors and infrastructure projects.”. The UAE is one of the most prepared countries in the region to adopt AI technology because the government has already built a thorough technology infrastructure over the past two decades.

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Augmented Reality App Turns The $1 Dollar Bill into Tour of The White House

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The possibilities that come from mixing the virtual world with our own reality are endless and it’s beyond thrilling to see this budding industry get such massive support from entertainment properties and the federal government. News Augmented Reality Education Government White House

Undaunted by Government Warning, Drone Pilots Capture China in 360 Images

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It seems that drone lovers don't care much about what the big government has to say. Fed up with drones causing flight incidents, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) introduced a tighter drone regulation on May 16th, 2017.

You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House

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Archive gear vr government oculus oculus rift President Obama virtual reality vrIf you’ve always wanted to tour the White House but never managed to make it out to Washington DC, then we’ve got some good news for you.

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New Magic Leap Images Appear as Saudi Prince Gets Demo from CEO Rony Abovitz

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It turns out that the government of Saudi Arabia has managed to do something last month's Game Developers Conference couldn't — give us a few new glimpses of the Magic Leap One being worn by someone other than Shaq.

VR used to educate on Australian bushfires

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Education News Virtual Reality (VR) VR World 4K VR Australia Bushfires Government Vic Emergency VR VR Education VR SafetyIn Australia, authorities have released a VR experience designed to educate citizens about the dangers of bushfires. “Bushfires”, for the non-Aussies out there, are essentially just wildfires.

Expert View: Immersive Technology Investment Boosting Creativity

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How the UK government’s multi-million-pound investment will help the storytellers of tomorrow. The growth in VR/AR sector is set to increase following a new deal between the UK Government and the Creative Industries Council (CIC) to invest £33m in immersive technologies Click To Tweet.

An enterprising techie used HoloLens to circumvent the US ban on.

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Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub

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” “As I’ve been getting to know the region and its opportunities, I’ve been talking to the provincial government about two aspects,” DeMiroz continues. Our local government is beginning to appreciate it, as are big enterprise organizations like Microsoft.

Virtual Reality With a Social Mission

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The story is told in three interactive chapters: The first explores what led the United States government to develop and drop the world’s first atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, a catastrophic event that ultimately killed more than 90,000 people.

Now You Can Have ‘Dolphin-Assisted Therapy’ in VR

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The Dutch government provided a 50,000 euro ($59,000) grant to develop the waterproof VR goggles, which contain a Samsung smartphone mounted on a 3D-printed rig made of recycled plastic. Dolphins meet virtual reality.

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AR Glasses For Diabetics: Magic Leap Considers ‘Glucose Monitoring’ Eyewear

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K’Watch, a smartwatch currently awaiting government approval that can monitor glucose levels without taking blood. The glasses of the future might watch your glucose levels.

A VR City Experience Offers Businesses A Glimpse Into A Disruptive Future

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Since the event more than 100 people have been guided through the experience, including clients in banking, transport, local government and the public sector. Global consultancy company PwC launches a VR experience to help organizations navigate disruption.

U.S. Olympic Athletes Are Using Virtual Reality to Train for Events

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Ski & Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, announced a partnership with Menlo Park-based STRIVR Labs to use VR to help prepare for and recover from World Cup and Olympic events.

Oculus Is Collecting a Scary Amount of Data for Facebook

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The highly anticipated VR headset hasn't been on the market long, but there's an issue that has some consumers, and even government officials, concerned about the Oculus Rift.

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‘Archangel’ is a High-Intensity Mech Shooter Coming First to PSVR, Here’s the Trailer

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Selected by the United States Free Forces to pilot a one-of-a-kind mech, you lead your squadron into battle against HUMNX, a private conglomerate that’s taken the reigns of power in absence of the now disbanded US government.

‘Decentraland’ – Using Ethereum Blockchain ICO to Sell Virtual Real Estate

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They’ll be using using other blockchain technologies like district0x for secondary markets for reselling land, Aragon for distributed governance, uPort for self-sovereign identity, Ethereum Name Service for human readable names.

China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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WeChat, known in China as the app that offers everything from messaging to a ubiquitous payment service, is getting its own augmented reality framework; at over 963 million active users, the popular Chinese app could put AR in the hands (and minds) in more than just the mobile tech savvy.

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Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests

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This isn’t the first time the governing party has dabbled in VR. A city in East China’s Shandong Province is now using VR technology to test the qualifications of its communist party members.

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VR Headset Makers Buddy Up to form VR Association

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While seeking to educate consumers, governments, and industry about VR’s potential, the association wants to get ahead of challenges with developing and deploying the technology responsibly. There are several top players in the world of VR, all doing their own thing.

VR & AR Rule the Floor Before CES 2017 Even Opens its Doors

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Last year, the tradeshow hosted nearly 180,000 attendees, including 200 government officials, with representation from 81 percent of the countries in the world. CES isn’t even open to the public yet and VR & AR are already the talk of the show.

US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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Together the House of Representatives and the Senate form the Legislative branch of the US government which deals with passing laws and regulations.

Vancouver Is Now One Of The Largest VR Hubs In The World

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billion in government funding to boost Vancouver’s digital technology. XR companies based in Vancouver have skyrocketed from 15 to 200 in just three short years. . A lot has changed in the XR industry since 2017.

Interactive VR Memorial Honors Victims of Atomic Bombs

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Hence the vital need for organizations such as the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a non government coalition dedicated to creating a worldwide ban on all atomic bombs and nuclear arms.

HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

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He provided me with a lot of cultural context, which includes support from the highest levels of Chinese Government to invest in companies working on emerging technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Through its Lab Renovation Program, VR First is promoting the adoption of these new standards by lab partners, governments and science parks.

Oculus Acquires Eye-Tracking Company The Eye Tribe

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million government-supported project to bring eye control to the mass market together with LEGO, Serious Games, IT University of Copenhagen, and Technical University of Denmark.

VR Pioneer Dr. Jacki Morie Joins Upload As Vice President Of Education

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Jacki’s impressive career includes creating the first computer animation training programs for Walt Disney Feature Animation, helping to found the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) at USC, and working with DARPA, NASA and other government agencies to drive VR forward. Upload is proud to announce that Dr. Jacki Morie , a virtual reality pioneer with over 25 years of VR experience, has officially joined the Upload team as Vice President of Education.

AR Glasses Company ODG Raises $58 Million Series A Round

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For eight years, we’ve taken a very systematic approach to designing and refining our smartglasses for specific applications from the US government, industry and enterprise customers in a wide variety of markets, and that will not change,” said Ralph Osterhout, CEO of ODG, in a prepared statement. “We ODG was originally founded in 1999 as a tech incubator, but is now focused on head-mounted displays for government and enterprise.

HTC Vive GM on the New Vive Tracker & Privacy in VR

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But privacy is also about protecting sensitive consumer information from hostile hacks or a potentially overreaching government. Throughout 2017, there will be more dialog between government regulators and virtual reality companies to explore the potentials and risks.

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Virtual Headstones Could Solve Hong Kong’s Crowded Cemeteries

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The densely populated city looks to VR & AR to honor the dead while saving time, money and precious space. Hong Kong was home to over 7.34 million residents in 2016, with that number expected to rise greatly by the end of this year.

Bourne Identity Director Brings Supernatural TV Show To Samsung.

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Thankfully, the supernatural premise seems interesting enough to stick around for: Invisible tells the story of an old New York family, the Ashlands, whose tentacles reach into the largest corporations and governments in the world.

HTC Helps Establish Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance in.

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With the help of MIIT, the group also wants to create VR programs that are supported by the Chinese government itself. “As

VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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While seeking to educate consumers, governments, and industry about VR’s potential, the association wants to get ahead of challenges with developing and deploying the technology responsibly.

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018

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Developed by VR & AR neurotech company Neurable in partnership with eStudioFeature , Awakening is a VR game that has users step into the shoes of a young child being held prisoner and experimented on in a mysterious government laboratory.