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.

How Government Agencies Use Virtual Reality

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Government agencies have seen a large uptick in use of virtual reality over the last 3+ years. Once used more out of curiosity or for testing purposes, government divisions are utilizing VR for practical everyday purposes.

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.”

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

Next Reality AR

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

Oculus Go + Open Questions Around Facebook, Privacy, Free Speech, & Virtual Governance

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The Oculus Venues will be treated as public spaces that will be governed by Oculus’ updated Terms of Service that has a code of conduct to ensure safe online spaces. What is their plan for virtual governance?

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.

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.

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

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Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) October 26, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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

Smart Cities and Spatial Computing with AVR

EON Reality

Globally and across the UK, enterprise, academia and governments are reaching a tipping point where sustainable business practice is an objective within a results-led, saving-led strategy.

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

VeeR VR

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.

Bologna IDC Celebrates 200 years of US Embassy in Firenze

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Alongside local government figures from all of the main civil and political authorities of the City of Bologna, EON Reality was delighted to be invited to the event commemorating the first 200 years of the US Consulate in Italy.

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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Putting Technology First at Confidustria Emilia

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Meanwhile, we are keen to work with local government to foster a local ecosystem for innovation and economic transformation using AVR. Bologna Education Events The AVR Platform VR learning environments 3D Learning 3D Technology Augmented Reality collaboration Confidustria Emilia confidustria italia EON Reality in Bologna italian government italy Knowledge Transfer Putting Technology First at Confidustria Emilia Virtual Reality

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.

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.

Meta Company's Funding Fallout Followed by Furloughs, Report Says

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The Chinese government sent an official request to our lead investor to re-evaluate the deal based on the recent actions from the Trump administration," Gribetz told Bloomberg.

'USA Today' Turns to Augmented Reality to Tell the Story of Corruption in Chicago

Next Reality AR

The podcast's first episode focuses on how municipal government, organized crime, and federal authorities conspired to dump trash in a vacant lot of Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.

China’s Jiangxi Province Promises to Invest $460 Million in AR/VR

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Aiming to become a hub for AR and VR development, the government of China’s Jiangxi province says it plans to raise funds totalling $460 million to be invested into AR and VR companies.

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China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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Some days ago, the Chinese government has released a document that states how China really wants to commit to VR , how wants the ecosystem to grow well and fast and how also wants to lead the world for what concerns virtual reality. 2) To play the role of local government.

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Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets

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We will have capsules where we will bring Investors & Startups together, themed around education, Bollywood, plus we want to engage directly with Government and trade organisations.

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Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

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According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema.

Is it worth going to WCVRI?

The Ghost Howls

China is a very interesting market for VR, because the government is investing a lot in it. The Chinese government is investing a lot in Nanchang and the many building sites in the city are a proof of that. After I have published all these posts about the WCVRI event in Nanchang (e.g.

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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Business Impact: The AR cloud, let alone standards governing its infrastructure, is a work in progress. According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one.

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.

HaptX Launches Enterprise-focused Haptic Gloves Dev Kit

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While the setup is admittedly not ideal for consumers at the moment, the company has remained steadfast in their market segment, appealing to industrial and government organizations which can deploy training solutions with the aim of transferring skills learned in VR to the workplace.

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VR Simulation Puts You On The Frontline Of The Hong Kong Protests

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Since anti-government demonstrations began, the streets of Hong Kong have devolved into a veritable warzone as Chinese police and riot control officers clash with non-violent protestors. The developers hope to educate gamers and help spread awareness of the protestors’ cause.

China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology

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These new regulations, published by three Chinese government agencies, will take effect beginning January 1st, 2020 ; failure to adhere to the rules will be considered a criminal offense. Beginning 2020, videos created using VR and AI technology will need to be identified as such.

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How Augmented Reality Is Reshaping Activism

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Even governments know that. The Dutch government, for example, made an entire AR billboard to encourage pedestrians to become better citizens. To make people realize how awful apathy is, the government used augmented reality as a tool.

No Man’s Sky Beyond Rating Suggests VR Release Nears

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Given that the anticipated update was just rated by the Australian Government , though, we’d at least estimate it’s… kind of soonish? Look, we’re as excited for the No Man’s Sky VR release date as you are.

See you at WCVRI and View Conference!

The Ghost Howls

It was organized for the first time in 2018, and since it has been a huge success (lots of people attended it), the local government decided to replicate the event also this year. It’s time for me to head to new adventures!

Oculus Launches Referral Program, Free Store Credit When a Friend Buys Rift or Go

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Here’s the full rules governing Store credit. As the adage goes, the more, the merrier. Oculus is taking it to heart this holiday season in the US with its new referral program that could net you, and up to three friends significant savings on hardware and content.

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

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Our First Look At The US Army’s Controversial HoloLens AR Headset

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We are alarmed that Microsoft is working to provide weapons technology to the US Military, helping one country’s government ‘increase lethality’ using tools we built,” the employees state in their letter. “We