VR / AI

The future: Can virtual reality bridge the medical education gap?

Luna Williams, a commentator for Arora Medical Educationexamines ways that medtech can be used to help engage younger generations in medical and clinical education. Earlier this month, the NHS lost its position as the best health service in the developed world. Having held its place at the top of the Commonwealth Fund’s ranking report — …

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Tesla to sponsor MLSysConf, has top 7 GPU supercluster in the world

Tesla will be sponsoring the Machine Learning & Systems Conference (MLSYS) and showing its recently upgraded GPU, according to Tim Zaman, an Engineering Manager at Tesla. Tesla recently upgraded its GPU supercomputer to 7360 A-100(80GB) GPUs which now makes it Top-7 by GPU count. Any other “car companies” out there sponsoring AI / machine learning …

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Apple’s Upcoming AR/VR Headset Is Bonkers – Review Geek

hilalabdullah/Shutterstock.com While rumors of Apple’s AR/VR headset have been floating around for years, things are starting to come into focus. If the latest reports are accurate, Apple’s upcoming VR headset will be bonkers in more ways than one. In May, we reported that Apple was showing off its mixed reality headset to executives and the …

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Meta tests end-to-end encryption for Quest’s virtual reality Messenger app

Meta (formerly Facebook) is now testing end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features on its Quest virtual reality (VR) Messenger headsets. With the new v40 software update, Meta is testing optional E2EE for Messenger’s one-on-one messages and calls in VR. “Keeping your information secure is one of our top priorities, not just in VR but across Meta apps …

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Varjo’s Unique Masking Tool Lets You Bring the Real World into VR

Varjo’s XR-3 headset has perhaps the best passthrough view of any MR headset on the market thanks to color cameras that offer a fairly high resolution and a wide field-of-view. But rather than just using the passthrough view for AR (bringing virtual objects into the real world) Varjo has developed a new tool to do …

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Half-Life 2 VR mod to enter public beta next month after five years in development

Something to look forward to: Developers and modders have been trying to make Valve’s seminal Half-Life 2 playable in VR for almost a decade. The latest attempt, long-dormant, still has a ways to go before full completion, but will hit a major development milestone next month. This week, a team of modders announced they’re releasing …

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Samsung develops artificial muscle actuators for immersive VR and AR

Although Samsung no longer pursues VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) applications through its Gear VR mobile head-mounted displays, the company continues to do research & development and advance VR and AR technologies behind closed doors. In a recent paper, Samsung Electronics revealed an ambitious AR/VR project that leverages compact artificial muscle actuators to …

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