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
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
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.
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.
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
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
There's a lot to unpack here—and more to come.
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.