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.

Niantic Partners with City Governments to Turn Pokémon GO into a Tool for Community Engagement

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A new study published by American University demonstrates how Pokémon GO and other augmented reality games can help city governments bring communities closer together.

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’


” 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.


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

Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite.


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Improving The Reality Of Government: AR And VR Use Cases

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Since Mobile World Congress, where the reality on the show floor was often either virtual or augmented, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the practical uses of AR and VR – particularly in government and a smart city context.

UAE: Boosting Government Performance With AI


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


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


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


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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VR used to educate on Australian bushfires


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.

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.

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.

Putting Education at the Heart of EdTech

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To meet the UN’s sustainable development goals, Governments need to recruit 69 million new teachers, but training quality educators is something that has eluded successive governments around the world.

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


Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

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This is interesting to discover because I thought that because of the huge investments of the Chinese government in VR, there were already a bazillion companies working on that. He repeated that in China now there’s a big push of virtual reality in education thanks to the government.

Solving the Housing Crisis with Tech

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If the country is to meet its target of building 300,000 new homes each year, the industry cannot rely on government initiatives alone. VR is being used to design more cost effective homes and developments. The U.K.

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.

Langzou VR give us very interesting insights on XR education in China

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In China, currently, the government has set some policies according to which universities and high schools must use VR and gives them money to buy the VR equipment.

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Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub


” “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.

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


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


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.

VR Headset Makers Buddy Up to form VR Association


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.

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


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.

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.

VR Waibao explains us the importance of VR remote collaboration tools

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Instead, we in China welcome every new technology, the government supports them, we are adopting them fastly in every sector.

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‘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.

AR Glasses Company ODG Raises $58 Million Series A Round


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.

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.

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


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.

Judao is a well established company offering VR education in China

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And this is especially true in a period where the Chinese government is pushing hard VR in schools. During my trip to China, I’m visiting various VR startups in Shanghai and Beijing.

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


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.

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


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.

Nicolas Cage Is Set To Star In An Episodic VR Movie


In The Humanity Bureau, Cage plays a caseworker exploring a government agency that exiles citizens deemed unproductive to a new colony named New Eden. VR has its very own Face/Off; first John Travolta announced he was to star in an episodic VR series, and now Nicolas Cage is set to jump inside your headset too.

Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests


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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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.

VR Adventure Game - The Assembly - Launches July 19 for Oculus Rift and Vive


The Assembly, a mysterious organisation hidden from the world, has been experimenting outside the constraints of government scrutiny and society’s morals. With most people who want a VR headset, now in possession of one.