Get ready for augmented reality

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WayRay’s holographic AR device displays information tailored to drivers and passengers.
WayRay

The world’s largest annual consumer technology show — CES 2018 in Las Vegas — took place in January 2018 and some of the most exciting gadgets this year were on display in the augmented reality (AR) marketplace.

This follows the news, announced in December, that 2018 will be the year the previously secretive company Magic Leap joins the likes of Microsoft, Meta, ODG, Mira and DAQRI to launch an AR headset. (more…)

How AI can detect – and create – fake news

 

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Is that clickbait true?
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When Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Facebook would use artificial intelligence to detect fake news posted on the social media site, he wasn’t particularly specific about what that meant. Given my own work using image and video analytics, I suggest the company should be careful. Despite some basic potential flaws, AI can be a useful tool for spotting online propaganda – but it can also be startlingly good at creating misleading material. (more…)

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