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Video Friday: Markerless Tracking for Virtual Reality

Video Friday: Markerless Tracking for Virtual Reality

The many cameras are used to remove occlusion and generate a 3D representation of the person's full body without the need for markers, equipment or any special garments. It's an entirely unencumbered full body VR-chamber that can be used to dynamically control avatars, create 3D models, and more. Add a wireless head mounted display and you have a simple "holodeck" system. Hmm, we might have room f...

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In Conversation: Ron Kaplan of Nuance Communications

In Conversation: Ron Kaplan of Nuance Communications

I recently got together with Ron Kaplan who is a well known artificial intelligence researcher in the area of natural language processing. The conversation ranges near and far covering AI risks and the recent news about a chatbot passing the Turing Test, whether it is ridiculous to suggest that Siri is a conscious being, reflective computing, NL interfaces and access to knowledge, communicating wi...

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Video Friday: Planet of the Clones

Video Friday: Planet of the Clones

Human cloning is anathema to most of us conjuring up Metropolis visions of identical humans serving tyrannical masters. But might this be a mistaken horror story? Could human cloning instead lead to medical breakthroughs and the end to infertility?

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