How VR connects with the elderly

There’s always a discussion about generation Y and Z and their future role in technology, but what role does it play in Generation C? Virtual Reality is being used in many ways to overcome the digital barrier between old and young generations as it is a technology which can be accessible to everyone. For example,

AI creating a safer society …

A new security system is being developed which uses radar energy to detect weapons and explosives on a person. The technology is built to be used in public spaces like venues, transport, hotels and schools. The tech can be hidden and can be further away from typical detectors at entrances meaning it is much more

AI will be the judge of that …

A recent study saw a machine learning algorithm, which had learned from the thousands of legal documents, compete against 20 expert human lawyers. Both competitors were given 5 nondisclosure agreements to review for risks. On average, the lawyers took 92 minutes to complete the tasks and were 85% accurate. On the other hand, the AI

AI as our safety shield …

Data analytic algorithms are being used to predict when crimes might occur and to put measures in place to prevent them from happening. These algorithms can improve crime detection by 10 to 50 %. The software is updated every day to take into account new crimes, so it can then predict when and where crimes

A medical miracle …

Three paralysed men with spinal cord injuries have received treatment which means they’re able to walk again for the first time in years. The men, who all had partial or complete lower leg paralysis, were given electric jolts through sensors attached to their legs and feet. The sensors delivered the electric pulses in time with

The future of sustainable air travel …

Air travel currently accounts for 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, so finding a greener solution is vital. Researchers at MIT are investigating how batteries can be altered using magnetic fields in order to increase the rate at which the batteries discharge electricity. The main trouble with passenger aircraft is the demand of takeoff, which

Going, going, gone!

Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, a painting made using artificial intelligence, was sold at Christie’s auction house in New York. The painting sold for $432,500 which was 40 times higher than the estimated selling price. The algorithm was fed a data set of 15,000 portraits form between the 14th and 20th centuries in order to

Immortal celebrities …

Improvements in CGI are meaning many celebrity performers are being digitally preserved so that their career can continue beyond the grave. Many films are ‘de-aging’ actors so that they continue to look young in franchises; Star Wars now screens all its lead roles, just in case. Next year a holographic version of Amy Winehouse is

Bringing your designs to life …

@Adobe has showcased a sneak peak at its new software Aero which is set to be released in 2019. The augmented reality software takes digital designs and places them into real world environment to see what they’ll look like in 3D. It gives creatives the opportunity to see what their work will look like an

Virtual Learning in Healthcare

Queen’s University have developed a virtual reality medical training centre which will allow students to familiarise themselves with emergencies situations, operators and patient consultations. By first learning in virtual reality, it means more mistakes will be made on stimulations and not on real patients. The reduction in resources and costs will also be a great

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