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Added 23 May, 2018

As we get older, the phenomenon becomes more familiar: looking at someone who’s getting attention at a large gathering of famous people, and wondering aloud, “Who in the hell even is that?” Now U.K.-based Sky News wants to make sure you wonder no more. The network recently announced that it will use an AI-based facial recognition software...

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Added 19 May, 2018

Snapchat is creating augmented reality shopping ads, blending selfies with commerce. The messaging and media app is calling its new creation—a blend of paid lenses with commerce capabilities—"shoppable AR." It has tested the ads with Clairol, Adidas, "Candy Crush" game maker King, and STX movie studio. The commerce lenses are the same as other...

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Added 15 May, 2018

What do the late Tupac Shakur and Swedish pop group ABBA have in common? Seems like not much. But thanks to virtual reality, that’s changing. In a statement posted to Instagram, ABBA confirmed a “virtual tour”. The group also announced the release of the first new material since 1982. It seems like plans for the virtual tour inspired them to...

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Added 6 May, 2018

Facebook has introduced an augmented reality feature that will enable brands including Nike to offer fans more immersive experiences when speaking on Messenger. The launch, which was announced at Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference, also includes other brand partners such as Sephora, ASUS and Kia. Nike will allow superfans to buy limited...

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Added 17 April, 2018

We’ve seen many examples recently of machine learning platforms providing services for diverse industries such as medicine and policing. Now, aiLearn is putting its own AI algorithm to the test with an educational platform. Generalized education systems don’t always cater to every child. Some need additional support or to be taught at a slower...

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Added 14 April, 2018

Want your news delivered with the icy indifference of a literal robot? You might want to bookmark the newly launched site Knowhere News. Knowhere is a startup that combines machine learning technologies and human journalists to deliver the facts on popular news stories. Here’s how it works. First, the site’s artificial intelligence (AI) chooses...

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Added 11 April, 2018

Travel bloggers and magazine writers mostly write about trips that are paid for by destinations and travel industry suppliers. Few of these writers, however, ever mention that their reporting is the result of vacations that have been paid for by the very places they are writing about. Now Travel + Leisure magazine is taking this to the next...

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Added 8 April, 2018

Zurich is home to one of the world’s first 3D Cinema LED screens. The projection-free cinema solution claims to deliver peak brightness levels “nearly 10 times” greater than a standard cinema projector. Following the installation of Samsung’s Cinema LED screen in theatres in Korea and China, the first 3D-ready version (announced at ISE 2018)...

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Added 26 March, 2018

TRUTH media agency created what may be the first successful deployment of an advertising campaign using blockchain smart contract technology. The blockchain technology enables advertisers to know exactly what elements of their campaign ran and when, with 100% transparency across the media supply chain. The campaign was for an undisclosed major...

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Added 23 March, 2018

The world of fashion is always looking ahead to the future for the latest innovations and ideas. However, models could now be at risk of being rendered redundant, thanks to a creation by celebrity photographer Cameron-James Wilson. Wilson has created a digital persona called Shudu Gram, which he regards as the “world’s first digital supermodel...