AI generated games are starting to appear on Steam

AI generated games are starting to appear on Steam

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting better at creating all kinds of content, whether it be from text or audio inputs, or whether it’s from scratch and this is just another example gaining momentum.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Dev creates Minecraft in Minecraft that runs Minecraft in parallel worlds conundrum

Dev creates Minecraft in Minecraft that runs Minecraft in parallel worlds conundrum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when virtual computers running “Metaverse worlds” can be used to run virtual computers running Metaverse worlds ad infinitum? This is the ultimate parallel universe dilemma …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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The worlds first virtual CEO takes the reigns at a Chinese gaming company

The worlds first virtual CEO takes the reigns at a Chinese gaming company

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why should it be humans that run companies, especially when some of us are good at running those companies into the ground? Now it’s AI and the robots turn.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Haptics are already being built into clothing but this is a new and interesting take on the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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OpenAI’s AI learned to play Minecraft by just watching YouTube videos

OpenAI’s AI learned to play Minecraft by just watching YouTube videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are continually finding new ways to train AI’s to create even better models and this is a good example of one.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Coca Cola plunges into the Metaverse with pixel flavoured cola promo

Coca Cola plunges into the Metaverse with pixel flavoured cola promo

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While the Metaverse might seem complicated it’s just another digital-virtual channel for brands to explore and monetise.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Web 3.0, which is a collection of technologies, will be the future of the internet and could create a new digital economy that rivals today’s global economy in size and breadth so mods like this one on major platforms are interesting …   Love the...

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Replica Studios makes it easy for games studios to create synthetic voices

Replica Studios makes it easy for games studios to create synthetic voices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When AI can create authentic human voices who needs voice actors? And what else can they do?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hot on the heels of DeepZen who recently released...

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Overwatch starts using AI to identify the world’s best players

Overwatch starts using AI to identify the world’s best players

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is going from beating human gamers to coaching them to finding them … and this is just the beginning.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past couple of years...

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Game developers use AI to create the ultimate 1980’s friend in lockdown

Game developers use AI to create the ultimate 1980’s friend in lockdown

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today AI is impersonal, but tomorrow it could be your best friend …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’re surely all feeling the effects of not seeing our friends enough this...

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Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today none of your games characters, or any characters for that matter, can seamlessly jump from one game universe or franchise to another, but blockchain could make that happen.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Canadian gamers made an intriguing dynamic VR game with interactive AI characters

Canadian gamers made an intriguing dynamic VR game with interactive AI characters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI improves it’s going to open up a whole new realm of dynamic entertainment where the content creates itself on the fly, and where the characters are “alive” and “dynamic.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s learn in fundamentally different ways to humans, and increasingly that seems to be their advantage in human-machine competitions.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Who’s better in a dog fight...

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Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The content you see on your screens is just dots of light, and if those dots are created by games engines or AI’s rather than by filming real people will you know the different – or even care?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join...

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Nvidia’s AI watched Pac-Man then re-created the game from scratch without coding

Nvidia’s AI watched Pac-Man then re-created the game from scratch without coding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s that can watch something and then instinctively learn how to do it or re-create it have the potential to revolutionise everything and every industry.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been talking a lot about...

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A record breaking 12 million people watched Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert

A record breaking 12 million people watched Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If this concert is anything to go by the future of concerts is virtual.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With over half the world’s population under some form of lock down thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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Fortnite’s new experimental mode is all about partying, not fighting

Fortnite’s new experimental mode is all about partying, not fighting

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Gigs and concerts are going virtual in a big way, and they’re the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hands up who’s bored of lockdown. Hands up who wants to party. Yep, that’s what I figured, but...

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DeepMind’s newest AI studies humans to exploit weaknesses in their strategies

DeepMind’s newest AI studies humans to exploit weaknesses in their strategies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everyone has their weaknesses, now researchers have developed AI’s that can identify and exploit them, one day though these AI’s will be able to identify and exploit any human flaw, as well as flaws in other AI’s, for better and worse.   Interested in the Exponential...

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Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of AAA game making and movie making is merging thanks to the development of increasingly powerful game engines and new film making techniques.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Jon Favreau and MPC Film’s Lion King...

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Developers show off next gen apps that get streamed to your phone

Developers show off next gen apps that get streamed to your phone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more services move to the cloud and network speeds increase it’s inevitable that everything will be streamed.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We are truly entering the streaming era where everything, not just our movies, shows...

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