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

Road to VR

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.

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

UploadVR

” 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.

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

Road to VR

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.

Improving The Reality Of Government: AR And VR Use Cases

Forrester VR

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.

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

Road to VR

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?

Canadian government invests in VR training technology

VRWorld

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.

HTC Partners on $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund with Shenzhen Municipal Government

Road to VR

HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal Government announced plans to set up a joint China VR Research Institute, creating a 10 billion RMB (~$1.45 This groundwork lead to the recent announcement, that HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government. Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC, said in the announcement “It is a great honor for us to enter into the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government.

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

AllThingsVR

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

VRWorld

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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Bologna IDC Celebrates 200 years of US Embassy in Firenze

EON Reality

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.

Putting Technology First at Confidustria Emilia

EON Reality

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

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

VRScout

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

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.

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

Slashgear

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

VRWorld

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

Next Reality AR

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

Next Reality AR

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 shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

The Ghost Howls

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

Road to VR

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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Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets

Tech Trends VR

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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EON Reality joins the Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Association of South Africa (CAMASA)

EON Reality

CAMASA is a joint initiative of industry and government that represents the business interests of the sector, with a view to significant export growth.

EON Reality and USAID Host Inauguration Event for Morocco IDC

EON Reality

The seven-way partnership also features multiple local universities and government departments and serves as the starting point for the AVR Platform’s dispersion throughout the area.

Expert View: Immersive Technology Investment Boosting Creativity

Tech Trends VR

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.

Manchester Team Aligns AVR Technology Focus With UK Industrial Strategy

EON Reality

Augmented and Virtual Reality production at the Manchester office is strongly influenced by the same five foundations that underpin the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. These ideas are now fully realized and are being built in the Manchester EON Reality office, part of the Government’s strategic ‘Northern Powerhouse’. UK Government – Priorities and our Immersive Technology.

NTU Future of Education Summit Wraps up in Singapore

EON Reality

The two-day event featured keynote speeches, presentations, and discussions with leading representatives across the spectrum of academia, business and government on the topical issue of education.

Peaky Blinders Is Getting A VR Game Backed By A New AI Initiative

UploadVR

Maze Theory has been awarded an unspecified amount of funding from the UK Government’s Audience of the Future Programme to power much more believable characters in VR. Popular BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders is soon to get the VR treatment, and it’s backed by an intriguing new AI initiative. Set to release next year, the game is developed by London-based Maze Theory.

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

VRScout

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

HaptX Launches Enterprise-focused Haptic Gloves Dev Kit

Road to VR

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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Veative wins the Best Choice Of Virtual Reality Education Solutions for K-12

Veative

Eldrok India K-12 Summit 2018 is a platform, where one gets to meet Delhi NCR’s leading school owners, industry related entrepreneurs, influential educationists and some of the best regarded thought leaders, corporate executives, government officials.

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

Road to VR

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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EON Reality UK, The Landing and KPMG Manchester Discuss VR, AR and The Future

EON Reality

such as the immersive businesses at The Landing in MediaCityUK who’ve just received investment for their Government-backed Digital Catapult space in Salford ?—

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

The Ghost Howls

The good news is that the Taiwanese local government has decided that VR is one of the key technologies for its future development (exactly as the central government of Beijing has done ). Two weeks ago, I had a fantastic trip to Taiwan together with my Chinese assistant Miss S.

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VR Headset Makers Buddy Up to form VR Association

VRCircle

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.

EON Reality Recognized As One Of The 10 Best Tech Companies to Work For 2017

EON Reality

The panel of judges was made up of local Singaporean government and technology heavyweights. EON Reality was recognized as one of the 10 Best Tech Companies to Work For 2017 by the Singapore Computer Society.

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