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17,000 Walmart stores to incorporate VR in staff training …

All Walmart employees will now be required to use virtual reality in their training. The stimulations will help staff get a better understanding of physical situations and scenarios which are hard to recreate otherwise, such as the rush of Black Friday. Walmart is putting 17,000 VR headsets in its US stores for training Walmart will

Discovering life in the past with technology of today …

Ruins of ancient civilisations buried underneath the water could soon be brought to life for the public. Museums are already implementing augmented reality to immerse visitors in history. Now, researchers are taking this one step further by using AR underwater. QR codes are being placed on the seabed over ancient relics so divers can be

Algorithms have saved 6000 people needing kidney transplants …

What was a complex, lengthy process has now been transformed by AI. Algorithms can now match donors with those needing a kidney transplant, making the process easier, quicker, and most importantly life-saving. Read more about the great approach here. How AI changed organ donation in the US Thanks to machine learning, many more people now

Battle of the retailers …

Retailers which dominate the market place like Amazon and Walmart offer customers endless choice at cheap prices, which many other brands can’t compete with. However, this is starting to change with two new trends emerging – the offering of hyper personalised products, or anonymous products which follow a ‘one size fits all’ policy. Have a

AI to take to the skies …

With 10 million planes now in the sky, the aerospace industry is now considering how artificial intelligence can be use to tackle overcrowded skies, help pilots during difficult weather conditions and assist in the pilot shortage. Boeing has set up two new offshoots in order to investigate the AI possibilities further. Read more about it

Leak-detecting robotics could save up to 20% of clean water …

Each day around 20% of clean water produced in the world is lost due to leaky pipes which can lead to more serious, damaging problems. However a new robotic called Lighthouse (which has also just won the 2018 James Dyson award) can travel through pipes, detecting leaks via suction and recording the information which can

The AR weather report taking the world by storm …

The Weather Channel broadcasted a weather report this week about Hurricane Florence. To emphasize the dangers of the hurricane broadcast augmented reality effects were used, demonstrating how high the water could rise and what damages it could do. The weather report has been talked about all over social media and will hopefully encourage residents to

The rise of manless and cashless retail continues …

JD has launched an unmanned shop in Jakarta, Indonesia which integrates cutting edge technologies like RFID, facial recognition, and image recognition to provide the modern consumer with an efficient retail experience. After AmazonGo and Walmart approach unmanned shops, JD is accelerating the transformation in the retail category with the JD.ID X-Mart. It is powered by

You want whales? You get them!

Finally Magic Leap gives us the AR whale. Years ago, Magic Leap created a hype by showing off an image of an augmented reality whale splashing in a gym full of astonished pupils.   This early mockup made such an impression that build the foundation of a not seen before hype for a product which

What makes it memorable?

Mostafa “Neo” Mohsenvand, a graduate student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab, is trying to find out what makes memorable moments. He wears a fisheye lens on his chest and an EEG cap every day in order to gather as much information about himself and the world around him to monitor memorable