AI Contract Spending Set to Grow in Federal Market

AI Contract Spending Set to Grow in Federal Market

Federal civilian and defense contract spending for artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) is likely to grow to $4.3 billion in fiscal year 2023, according to a recent report from Bloomberg Government.

Five Years of VR: An Oral History from Oculus Rift to Quest 2

Five Years of VR: An Oral History from Oculus Rift to Quest 2

Jason Rubin - VP, Play: My first Oculus demo, Brendan [Iribe] invited me down to Irvine to take a look at what they were working on.

After AIs mastered Go and Super Mario, scientists have taught them how to 'play' experiments

After AIs mastered Go and Super Mario, scientists have taught them how to 'play' experiments

Inspired by the mastery of artificial intelligence (AI) over games like Go and Super Mario, scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) trained an AI agent -- an autonomous computational program that observes and acts -- how to conduct research experiments at superhuman levels by using the same approach.

Cybersecurity Fears Trigger Migration From the Public Cloud

Cybersecurity Fears Trigger Migration From the Public Cloud

"Overcoming management, data security, governance and technical challenges are among the key concerns and obstacles organizations have identified as inhibiting their plans to adopt Hybrid Cloud Platforms," he confirmed.

Facebook's Nervy Wrist Controller for AR Glasses and Much More

Facebook's Nervy Wrist Controller for AR Glasses and Much More

Eleftheria Kouri, a research analyst with ABI Research, explained that the wrist controller will be able to address some of the challenges that exist with other user interface and input methods like voice commands or built-in buttons on the glasses.

People affected by COVID-19 are being nicer to machines

People affected by COVID-19 are being nicer to machines

In studying human-machine interactions, the researchers noted that people impacted by COVID-19 also displayed more altruism both toward other people and to machines.

How to Build an SEO Strategy for 2021

How to Build an SEO Strategy for 2021

Wiideman designed and teaches the Website Optimization and Strategic Search Engine Marketing online course for California State University Fullerton and the SEO Tools and Analytics course at University of California San Diego.

AI Vision System Hoodwinked by Pen and Paper

AI Vision System Hoodwinked by Pen and Paper

Skeptics of giving computers control over high-risk activities like driving cars were given some ammunition last week when researchers at OpenAI discovered their two-month-old machine vision system could be tricked with a pen and paper into misidentifying objects.

Commission Issues Blueprint to Boost AI Prowess in US

Commission Issues Blueprint to Boost AI Prowess in US

Two years in the making, the report by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence made a number of recommendations to make the United States a leader in the AI age.

Researchers Repurpose Drugs to Fight COVID in Elderly

Researchers Repurpose Drugs to Fight COVID in Elderly

Researchers have discovered a way to identify existing drugs that can be potentially repurposed to fight COVID-19 in the elderly.To identify potential repurposing candidates, the researchers turned to machine learning to identify changes in gene expression in lung cells caused by both the disease and aging.

Facebook is secretly building a smartwatch and planning to sell it next year

Facebook is secretly building a smartwatch and planning to sell it next year

The startup’s intellectual property and ongoing research may factor into whatever wearables Facebook builds in the future — including a smartwatch, smart glasses, or future Oculus headsets.

Virtual reality helping to treat fear of heights

Virtual reality helping to treat fear of heights

This motivated the interdisciplinary research team led by Professor Dominique de Quervain to develop a smartphone-based virtual reality exposure therapy app called Easyheights.The results from the study suggest that the repeated use of a smartphone-based virtual reality exposure therapy can greatly improve the behavior and subjective state of well-being in height situations.

Quantum Computing Leaps Forward With New 'Gooseberry' Chip

Quantum Computing Leaps Forward With New 'Gooseberry' Chip

The team, which published their findings in the Jan. 25 issue of Nature Electronics, invented a cryogenic computer chip capable of functioning at temperatures near absolute zero, which could enable a new crop of high performance quantum computers capable of performing calculations with thousands of qubits, or more.

A metalens for virtual and augmented reality

A metalens for virtual and augmented reality

Now, the researchers have developed a two-millimeter achromatic metalenses that can focus RGB (red, blue, green) colors without aberrations and developed a miniaturized display for virtual and augmented reality applications.

Clickwrap Technology Brings Speed, Efficiency to Digital Transactions

Clickwrap Technology Brings Speed, Efficiency to Digital Transactions

Adopting clickwrap requires businesses to shift their thinking from a traditional contracting workflow PactSafe calls the "signing mindset" into a more automated, digital, self-service workflow for customers called the "acceptance mindset," according to Prugh.

The 'SenseGlove Nova' Haptic Gloves Will Transform VR Training Forever

The 'SenseGlove Nova' Haptic Gloves Will Transform VR Training Forever

The Dutch start-up's new Haptic Force-Feedback pair of gloves don't just look awesome, they have been designed with a single practical application in mind.With the DK1 already in VR Research settings and the ground-breaking technology in the Nova, I'd bet that the device will start a revolution in peripherals with practical VR training applications.

Americans Balking at Buying Smart Home Devices

Americans Balking at Buying Smart Home Devices

While pricing can be discouraging to consumers, more low-cost devices are beginning to reach the market, noted Blake Kozak, senior principal analyst for the smart home at Omdia.

PC Market Upswing Accelerates in Q4 2020

PC Market Upswing Accelerates in Q4 2020

The report revealed that much of the market growth during the year was driven by notebooks and mobile workstation shipments, which increased 44 percent over 2019, reaching 235.1 million.

Engineers create hybrid chips with processors and memory to run AI on battery-powered devices

Engineers create hybrid chips with processors and memory to run AI on battery-powered devices

Stanford graduate student Robert Radway, who is first author of the Nature Electronics study, said the team also developed new algorithms to recompile existing AI programs, written for today's processors, to run on the new multi-chip systems.

Scientists Press AI Researchers for Transparency

Scientists Press AI Researchers for Transparency

"Many of the problems in scientific research are driven by the rising hype about it, [which] is needed to generate funding," Dr. Jeffrey Funk, a technology economics and business consultant based in Singapore, told TechNewsWorld.

New Qualcomm Chip Opens Door to $125 5G Phones

New Qualcomm Chip Opens Door to $125 5G Phones

"Having more users on 5G improves network efficiency and speeds and allows operators to accelerate their 5G adoption," added Sag. With the introduction of the 480, the price of 5G phones is going to drop further and faster than a lot of people predicted, noted O'Donnell.

Study by “Compare The Market” Finds Surging Interest in “Virtual Travel”

Study by “Compare The Market” Finds Surging Interest in “Virtual Travel”

Australian financial service provider and consumer protection group Compare The Market used Google Trends and SEMRush to look at how internet users are searching terms like “virtual travel”, “virtual tourism”, “VR travel”, “virtual reality tours”, and “virtual reality travel.” The popularity of some of these terms are as much as four times higher in some geographical areas than they were this time last year.

‘Jurassic World Aftermath’ Available Now on Oculus Quest

‘Jurassic World Aftermath’ Available Now on Oculus Quest

To survive in this adventure, you’ll need to explore the research facility, solve puzzles, and find ways to distract and hide from the ferocious Velociraptors, Dilophosaurus, and Pteranodons that stalk your every move.Step inside Jurassic World Aftermath on the Quest Platform today.

Amazon Pharmacy Opens for Business

Amazon Pharmacy Opens for Business

"The online pharmacy business is very lucrative, and given Amazon's size, they have a negotiating position with regard to prices that is unmatched next to Walmart," said Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst at the Enderle Group, an advisory services firm in Bend, Ore. He added that Amazon may also have an eye on the market's future growth.

U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition

U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states accused Facebook on Wednesday of buying up its rivals to illegally squash competition, and they called for the deals to be unwound, escalating regulators’ battle against the biggest tech companies in a way that could remake the social media industry.

Contact-Tracing Apps Flop in the US

Contact-Tracing Apps Flop in the US

"This fragmentation has resulted in no one approach being predominant, which makes it a challenge for these apps to identify people with COVID and their contacts," he told TechNewsWorld.

Dead Science

Dead Science

Dead Science is a research experiment, designed to be played remotely.A SteamVR Device (Vive, Vive Pro, Index)Should work with Oculus devices, not testedA 2x2m tracking spaceWindows The game takes about 10-15 minutes to play through.

Save 10% on Stargaze on Steam

Save 10% on Stargaze on Steam

Discover a magical galaxy inspired by Little Prince ’s interstellar travels stylized as hand-drawn book illustrations and experience a wonderful cosmic fable in virtual reality.Observe the life and events of the curious planets by physically manipulating your telescope.

Student Inventor Wins Prize for Breast Cancer Screening Device

Student Inventor Wins Prize for Breast Cancer Screening Device

Judit Giró Benet captured the $35,000 cash prize for developing The Blue Box, an at-home reusable breast cancer screening device.Judit Giró Benet captured the $35,000 cash prize for developing The Blue Box, an at-home reusable breast cancer screening device.

Anonymous source claims that the recent Quest 2 jailbreak was faked

Anonymous source claims that the recent Quest 2 jailbreak was faked

The controversy about the announcement began after another anonymous source posted on claiming that they had inside information on the recent jailbreak and that it was faked.