Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is no escaping advertising even in the Metaverse where debates about regulations and privacy will likely take years to begin …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is still a relatively nascent technology but it’s improving and being adopted faster than ever.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Microsoft recently...

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HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are getting smaller and slimmer and it’s only a matter of time now before we see the first VR glasses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Repairing damaged photos becomes a breeze thanks to Nvidia AI

Repairing damaged photos becomes a breeze thanks to Nvidia AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting a lot better at creating synthetic imagery and this also means you can now easily repair your own damaged pictures.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We still experience AR and VR worlds in an artificial way that makes it look different to the real world, this tech changes that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Locked down Bruce Willis used DeepFake tech to create ads and pick up $2million

Locked down Bruce Willis used DeepFake tech to create ads and pick up $2million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes mean actors and celebs no longer need to travel to filming locations in order to appear in videos – is this the start of a trend?!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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How Thanos helped create Douglas, the most lifelike artificial human yet

How Thanos helped create Douglas, the most lifelike artificial human yet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In a few years time you won’t be able to tell if you’re talking to a digital human or a real human online …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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People are hiring out their faces as DeepFake clones for marketing

People are hiring out their faces as DeepFake clones for marketing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfake tech is getting more advanced – and now your face can launch a thousand products in entirely new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of 5G’s major future use cases is being able to stream live events in 8k without the need for hideously expensive professional broadcast equipment.   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...

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Researchers create Star Wars like holograms in the lab

Researchers create Star Wars like holograms in the lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future entertainment will be in 3D, not 2D like it is today, and these researchers are turning sci-fi into sci-fact.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Almost every sci-fi technology you can...

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65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

WHY THAT MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation in our connected digital world is its own pandemic, and it only takes a few people to sway global opinion.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During my keynotes and sessions...

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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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Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future everything will be volumetric and 3D, and this is another example of the new tech that will get us there.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR)...

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Stunning car configurators are easy thanks to Epic’s Unreal engine

Stunning car configurators are easy thanks to Epic’s Unreal engine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are at the point where computer generated graphics are as good as, if not better than the real thing – this is a tipping point for content creation.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation and misinformation is its own growing pandemic, and Facebook’s latest innovation can identify who’s creating it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Deepfakes aren’t a big problem on Facebook right now,...

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Cosm just unveiled DomeX the future of giant immersive screen experiences

Cosm just unveiled DomeX the future of giant immersive screen experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s alot of talk about the future of entertainment being AR, MR, and VR, but other immersive experiences exist too. And they just got a massive upgrade.   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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Invidia’s Canvas puts a professional AI artist in the palm of your hand

Invidia’s Canvas puts a professional AI artist in the palm of your hand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is helping democratise skills – and in this case it’s helping crappy artists become masters.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been filling in the gaps for...

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Smelling is believing as odour vision comes to VR headsets

Smelling is believing as odour vision comes to VR headsets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most VR headsets and systems appeal to just two of our senses – sight and sound – but increasingly startups are trying to expand their range.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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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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Slick Tom Cruise deepfake shows the tech is getting better

Slick Tom Cruise deepfake shows the tech is getting better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes are fun, but what happens when you can no longer believe or trust the content you see online? Nothing good …   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 a crop of...

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