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Vera Bradley bedding collection launching with virtual reality demo
MarketWatch • Tonyagarcia
VR Startup Visbit Adds Support for Game Site Unity, and a Web Player
Xconomy • Bernadette Tansey
U.S. CEOs 2017: Disrupt And Grow
Forbes • Contributor, Kasia Moreno
The entangling alliances of the self-driving car world, visualized
Quartz • Dave Gershgorn
Grasping Robots Compete to Rule Amazon’s Warehouses
Wired • Tom Simonite
The team who created Amazon's warehouse robots returns with a new robot: Chuck
CNBC • Lora Kolodny
Robots are set to take Africa’s manufacturing jobs even before it has enough
Quartz • Lynsey Chutel
How Facebook Used AI To Make The Trippy Effects In This VR Film
Fast Company • Daniel Terdiman
Elon Musk Just Shared 1 Dumb Way the World Might End
Inc. • Lisa Calhoun
The Tech World Is Convinced 2021 Is Going to Be the Best Year Ever
MIT Technology Review • Rachel Metz
 
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Finance, Virtual Reality
Vera Bradley bedding collection launching with virtual reality demo
MarketWatchTonyagarcia
Vera Bradley Inc. said Wednesday that it's launching its first bedding collection with a virtual reality (VR) demonstration at the company's flagship store in the Soho section of New York City. The collection will be presented with Obsess VR and Daydream by...
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Digital Media, Streaming Media
VR Startup Visbit Adds Support for Game Site Unity, and a Web Player
XconomyBernadette Tansey
San Francisco — For filmmakers and game designers, virtual reality technology has created a quirky playground of the imagination where characters can actually run into themselves at a bar, and where viewers’ eyebrows can be made invisible to widen their views of...
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Emerging Technologies, Professional Services
U.S. CEOs 2017: Disrupt And Grow
ForbesContributor, Kasia Moreno
Much has changed in the way U.S. CEOs view the world and their businesses since KPMG’s 2016 U.S. CEO report. Last year two-thirds of CEOs were concerned their organizations were not disrupting business models in their industry; today CEOs regard themselves as...
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Auto Industry, Google Inc
The entangling alliances of the self-driving car world, visualized
QuartzDave Gershgorn
“It’s hard to keep track of who’s working with who and what’s going on,” Lyft chief strategy officer Raj Kapoor told journalists last week, speaking about self-driving car partnerships. We agree. While fully autonomous cars might not really hit the roads for...
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Amazon.com Inc, Consumer Goods & Retail
Grasping Robots Compete to Rule Amazon’s Warehouses
WiredTom Simonite
Amazon employs 45,000 robots, but they all have something missing: hands. Squat wheeled machines carry boxes around in more than 20 of the company’s cavernous fulfillment centers across the globe. But it falls exclusively to humans to do things like pulling items...
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Robotics, Supply Chain
The team who created Amazon's warehouse robots returns with a new robot: Chuck
CNBCLora Kolodny
Jerome Dubois and Rylan Hamilton were two executives at Kiva Systems, a robotics company that Amazon bought for $775 million in 2012. Within a couple of years of that deal, Amazon took the Kiva robots off the market, rebranded the division as...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers, Professional Services
Robots are set to take Africa’s manufacturing jobs even before it has enough
QuartzLynsey Chutel
It was supposed to be Africa’s century, then the robots arrived. The dawning of the fourth industrial revolution offered African countries the opportunity to take advantage of technological gains, leapfrogging their developed counterparts. As China did at the end of the last...
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Virtual Reality
How Facebook Used AI To Make The Trippy Effects In This VR Film
Fast CompanyDaniel Terdiman
When Jérôme Blanquet set out to make his new virtual reality film, Alteration—which, among other things portrays an artificial intelligence diving into a man’s dreams to steal them—he felt strongly that AI should play a big part in the project. “As a...
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Robotics
Elon Musk Just Shared 1 Dumb Way the World Might End
Inc.Lisa Calhoun
"This really is the scariest thing to me," said Elon Musk, referring to artificial intelligence in his keynote for thirty one U.S. governors in Rhode Island. He was speaking at the recent summer meeting of the National Association of Governors. "On the...
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Auto Industry, Coal Industry
The Tech World Is Convinced 2021 Is Going to Be the Best Year Ever
MIT Technology ReviewRachel Metz
Ride-hailing startup Lyft announced last week that it’s making its own self-driving car technology—a move that could help it meet an audacious goal of having autonomous vehicles chauffeur most of its passengers around by 2021. It sounds a bit far-fetched, considering that...
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