The Departed: Communicating With Lost Loved Ones Through AI and VR

Through artificial intelligence and virtual reality, people who have lost loved ones can actively engage with their virtual beings in the form of chat bots, avatars and even holograms.

Haptic Happenings: How Touch Technologies Are Taking on New Meaning

New technology is allowing for extraordinary opportunities to impart information through touch. Here are four haptic technology pioneers, developing the next generation of touch to applications in sectors such as medical, automotive, manufacturing and gaming.

Social Media in a Networked Reality: How Virtual Spaces May Spark a Revolution

Widespread adoption of fully immersive technologies is upon us. As VR becomes more mainstream with the help of 5G and WebXR, social media users will get used to “meeting” in VR spaces in which everyone is represented by an avatar.

High-five an Olympic Athlete: Robots to Virtually Transport Fans to Tokyo 2020

While sports enthusiasts are planning their July 2020 trips to Tokyo for the summer Olympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is stirring up the telepresence robot market with models that help remote fans interact with athletes and virtually attend the games, assist guests with disabilities, fetch javelins and more.

How AI Helps Give ALS Patients a Voice

Stuart Moss lost his father to Motor Neuron Disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. An IT innovation manager at Rolls-Royce, he is working to bring the top technology companies together to create assistive tools to help give patients a voice.

Episode 43: Telling Real Stories… with Virtual Sets

With volumetric video and customizable set scanning, filmmakers can shoot in three-dimensional, 30k-resolution virtual environments. And they can do it just as easily and naturally as filming on a physical set. The technology has massive implications for not only the film industry, but also for medicine, education, and even retail applications. On this episode, Glenn Gainor, Head of Physical Production, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group and President of Sony Innovation Studios, explores the amazing possibilities.