Augmented Reality

Exploring Virtualities, a Utah VR arcade and theater startup taking over a dying mall

 VR theaters and arcades like Virtualities are starting to pop up in warehouses and other empty spaces around the U.S., including Burningham’s startup, located in what used to be a Hot Topic on the second floor of the Gateway Mall on Salt Lake City’s west side. The mall was built specifically to show off the fine dining and retail offerings of Utah as the world came to visit during… Read More

Creepy facial projections, 3D hair capture, digital creepers and more from Eurographics 2017

 The Eurographics conference is underway in Lyon and among the more technical offerings from computer graphics specialists are a few cool enough for just about anyone to appreciate. Unless you’re afraid of clowns. In that case, don’t click. Read More

The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real

A quarter-century ago, Facebook's director of artificial intelligence made an AI chip. He was 25 years ahead of his time. The post The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real appeared first on WIRED.

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

 Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be entertained by digital overlays on the real world. Read More

The Rise of AR Will Unleash Competing Corporate ‘Realities’

Facebook's building a platform to extend its digital reach into the physical world. Now imagine Apple doing the same. And Google. And Microsoft. And Amazon. The post The Rise of AR Will Unleash Competing Corporate ‘Realities’ appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook is building a brain-computer interface

 Today Facebook will reveal its progress on creating brain-computer interface that could let people control augmented reality and virtual reality expereinces with their mind instead of a screen or controller. Facebook’s CEO and CTO teased these details of this “direct brain interface” technology over the last two days at Facebook’s F8 conference. Regina Dugan, the head… Read More

An NBA team is turning their scoreboard into an AR basketball game

 Yo dawg, I heard you like basketball, so we built an AR basketball game you can play while you’re at a basketball game. Ok fine, this isn’t how the Cleveland Cavaliers announced their new Augmented Reality game. But they should have. Launching today, Deep in the Q (named after Cleveland’s Quicken Loans arena) is an AR basketball game launching just in time for… Read More

Facebook’s Augmented Reality Engine Brings AI Right to Your Phone

Facebook can't realize its AR ambitions if AI stays tied to data centers. So it's bringing neural nets right to your phone. The post Facebook's Augmented Reality Engine Brings AI Right to Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.

Everything Facebook launched at F8 and why

 An augmented reality developer platform, group chat bots, and a virtual reality version of Facebook itself were just a few of the launches at the social network’s big F8 conference today. Here’s a breakdown of each major announcement and why they’re important to you and Facebook. Read More

In Facebook’s Future, You Live Through Your Phone

At today's Facebook F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg detailed a mobile-first AR future that may not pan out. The post In Facebook's Future, You Live Through Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.

Crunch Report | Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform

 Today’s Stories  Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform Snapchat introduces World Lenses – live filters for just about anything Steve Ballmer’s new project sheds light on U.S. Government spending Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed Credits Written… Read More

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