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Jaunt Debuts Cinematic VR Field Guide for Creatives Venturing Into VR Filmmaking

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Jaunt Inc., the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality (VR), has announced the availability of The Cinematic VR Field Guide: A Guide to Best Practices for Shooting in 360° from Jaunt Studios. (more…)

TrendForce Says Global Market Value for Voice Recognition Will Register CAGR of 43.64% During 2016~2021 as Applications for AI Expands

21 Jan amazon-echo-624x506

Development of AI systems and their applications will continue to revolve around voice and image recognition technologies in 2017. According to market research firm TrendForce, the global market value of voice recognition solutions is projected to grow from US$2.61 billion in 2016 to US$15.98 billion in 2021, with the CAGR in the forecast period at 43.64%. The main source of growth momentum will come from the widespread adoption of voice-based virtual assistants in various devices. (more…)

Making AI systems that See the World as Humans Do

20 Jan tech image

A Northwestern University team developed a new computational model that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. (more…)

HTC VIVE Launches $10 Million “VR For Impact” Program At World Economic Forum 2017

19 Jan htc-vive-624x312

HTC VIVE, the leader in room-scale Virtual Reality (VR), today announced VR For Impact, a $10 Million program to drive VR content and technologies that will create positive impact and change in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Virtual Reality provides a tremendous opportunity to develop and share ideas in impactful ways that lead to change, and through VR for Impact, HTC Vive will fund and support content and technologies that create the most powerful experiences to transform our world. (more…)

Baidu Launches a Brand New Augumented Reality Lab in Beijing

18 Jan baidu-image-e1450107108325-768x384

By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

China’s leading Internet company Baidu launched an augmented reality (AR) lab in Beijing on Monday. The lab is being looked at as an attempt to rejuvenate and pick up the company’s declining profit rates with a dose of the newest technology. The project is a part of a venture which costs $200 million. (more…)

New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions

17 Jan 3546825820_a6b5f39a79_z-624x414

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. (more…)

Chinese Retail Giant Suning Unveils Artificial Intelligence Strategy at CES

17 Jan SUNING_CES_AI

Virtual reality and artificial intelligence products took center stage at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the platform where the world’s trends in scientific and technological innovations are put on display, with companies from China, which accounted for one third of the leading exhibitors at the event, visibly demonstrating their newfound stature. (more…)

Robots Threaten China’s ‘World’s Factory’ Status

17 Jan ADIDAS-624x361

Companies worldwide are seeking to reduce their reliance on China for manufacturing and many are relocating their production to their home bases after robots began to replace human workforce. (more…)

Samsung and LG May Launch Foldable Displays Later This Year

13 Jan project-valley-samsung-foldable

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

According to news from the Korea Heraldboth Samsung and LG may be about to reveal foldable devices sometime later this year. Rumors of the companies efforts to come up with devices that could be folded onto themselves came out early last year. However, if the Herald is to be believed, we might see the public launch of such a product before the year is out. (more…)

LG Electronics Pioneers Ecosystem Of Healthier Living Technologies For 2017

12 Jan lg-logo-600x384

Leading home appliance manufacturer LG Electronics has created an entire ecosystem of products that help families create a healthier living environment through virtually every touch-point in the home.   (more…)