Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is impacting all of society in new ways, and it’s even starting to get us to question the concept of death and dying.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Death used...

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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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Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The physical and digital worlds will inevitably merge, but getting “how” they merge right is tricky and MESH moves the dial in the right direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last...

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MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Five years ago most people hadn’t heard about DeepFakes, but as they get better now companies everywhere are using them to innovate new products and do new things.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Warner Brothers have hired an AI to help them pick future blockbusters

Warner Brothers have hired an AI to help them pick future blockbusters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars making a movie chances are you want it to be a blockbuster, so AI’s now helping call the shots.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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AI’s “Screams of the damned” is the future of music

AI’s “Screams of the damned” is the future of music

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFake videos are already destabilising democracy, and now DeepFake Audio is here to do the same to the music industry.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For a while now Artificial Intelligence...

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Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future is 3D and that includes real light based holograms complete with objects you can feel and manipulate in mid air.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Holograms seem to be...

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Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will soon be easy and free to create, life-like, and while they’re fun they’ll also help undermine global trust.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015 DeepFakes weren’t even...

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6G demonstrated in the labs as researchers stream uncompressed 8k video

6G demonstrated in the labs as researchers stream uncompressed 8k video

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 5G is only just out of the gates but countries are already laying the groundwork for 6G.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 5G is only just out of the gates but...

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This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Social media algorithms are made to show you more of what you’ve seen before so it’s easy to get stuck in an internet echo chamber and radicalised. This algorithm breaks those chambers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s Digital Humans are often like yesterday’s satnavs – canned technology with some basic smarts, but DigiDoug and his AI operating system could help create the first “true” autonomous digital humans.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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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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AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way movies are made is changing significantly, and more of the movie making process is being automated by AI and synthetic content.   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 recent years...

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LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You’re a human flesh bag, but today the technology to create virtual beings and digital humans is accelerating fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Humans aren’t what they used to be....

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AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you’ve created your perfect soundtrack it needs to be mastered, and AI is driving the costs to zero.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Making music is one of the most...

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DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is sounding more and more human-like, and that’s an issue if you make a career out of your voice …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of...

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A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In some areas AI is now reaching human-like levels of performance, and one of those it seems is graphic design, an industry worth over $1 Trillion a year.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the real world artists are constrained by lots of things, including the laws of nature, but virtual concerts make all that a thing of the past.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Fable Studio’s interactive virtual beings want to have a relationship with you

Fable Studio’s interactive virtual beings want to have a relationship with you

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We talk to other people all the time, virtual beings are increasingly just like those people, but digital and without all that messy emotional baggage.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Fable...

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Stunning virtual reality sets are helping Hollywood re-invent movie making

Stunning virtual reality sets are helping Hollywood re-invent movie making

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making movies in virtual reality, and using gaming engines to create characters and sets, is revolutionising how blockbusters are made.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As I’ve discussed many times before,...

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