News of the week selected by Impactscool – January 13th
13 January 2020 | Written by La redazione
VR viewers become fashion and compact
Panasonic has presented its next-generation VR headsets, with a very new approach: forget the size of the headsets, these headsets are slightly larger than eyeglasses and have an aesthetic that makes them look like they are out of a cyberpunk movie. Innovation is not only in appearance, but these viewers are also in fact able to manage HDR images, providing higher image quality. However, they are still heavy and their prolonged use can strain the neck, but Panasonic has said that the next models will be even lighter.
When the vaccination record is under the skin
A group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a vaccination booklet that can be written under the skin. It is a particular ink that is injected under a special patch and writes the necessary information, as in a tattoo, the only difference is that instead of pigments nanocrystals are used (called quantum dots) that emit light in the near infrared encapsulated in biocompatible microparticles that form spheres with a diameter of 20 thousandths of a millimeter. In the future this technique could be used to write not only vaccination information, easily readable through the camera of our smartphones after removing the infrared filter, but also other types of data.
Samsung unveils Neon, the AI that generates artificial humans
The project Samsung has been working on for some time has been unveiled. It’s called Neon and is an AI capable of generating (as far as we know so far from human models) ultra-realistic images and animations of people. By exploiting the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the system is able to create characters indistinguishable from real people.
In 2019 half of Denmark’s electricity came from wind
When making a film it is always a gamble to know if it will be successful or not, for this reason Warner Bros acquired the startup Cinelytic. This company has developed an artificial intelligence, using machine learning, able to suggest which actor to focus on, which genres are in vogue in that period and which performances can be expected from a title, analyzing various types of data. AI will then suggest how to act, effectively directing the production of the film. This does not mean that it will be an AI that decides which films will be released but simply, as Cinelytic CEO Tobias Queisser explains, this system provides a quick and effective tool for carrying out market analysis.