Apple aims to use VR to beat motion sickness in robot cars

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Apple is working on new technology to combat motion sickness in self-driving cars by using virtual reality headsets for passengers to wear. According to a recently approved patent in the US, the iPhone manufacturer’s system is designed to use virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and a set of sensors to make future robot cars more comfortable to use. The aim is to make the peripheral environment inside the car match the general motion of the vehicle, no matter which way you face in the car. In doing so, the technology would remove the incongruity at the heart of motion sickness. This would, in… Read More “Apple aims to use VR to beat motion sickness in robot cars”

Spotify translating more and more podcasts into multiple languages

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Following its big bet on original podcasts, Spotify says it is finding success in translating its audio content into other languages. “What we have learned early on is that you can be very successful with adaptation,” Spotify’s chief international content and advertising strategist Dawn Ostroff told dpa in Berlin. “We have done many now, some from German originating podcasts into English. Some English into many different languages. And then some from our Spanish-language countries that have been adopted into other languages.” “And we are seeing two things,” she said. “Good storytelling is good… Read More “Spotify translating more and more podcasts into multiple languages”

Researchers: Patients should get robotic surgery for quicker recovery

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Patients due to have major abdominal operations should be offered the option of robotic surgery, researchers say, after a study showed such procedures led to quicker recovery and reduced time in hospital. Patients who had robot-assisted bladder cancer surgery recovered faster and were sent home sooner than those who had open surgery, UK experts found. Robotic surgery reduced the chance of readmission by half (52%), and revealed a 77% reduction in the prevalence of blood clots, when compared to patients who had open surgery, the study suggested. Researchers involved in what they described as a … Read More “Researchers: Patients should get robotic surgery for quicker recovery”

New Toyota SUV marks first foray into all-electric territory

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The cryptic name of Toyota’s first bespoke, all-electric bZ4X SUV might seem like a throwback to a cheeky robot from the Star Wars film series and to be honest, it it hardly rolls off the tongue. Toyota says the bZ letters refer to the Japanese brand’s “Beyond Zero” electrification strategy and have nothing to do with droids like R2-D2. No matter, most buyers will just find it hard to pronounce. The chunky off-roader is the first of seven new pure EVs that will use the bz-moniker while the 4X denotes its place in the range as a compact SUV. The name is not catchy but this is a sexy segment and… Read More “New Toyota SUV marks first foray into all-electric territory”

Happiest Minds joins 35th global edition of AI Show & Awards in Dubai

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Happiest Minds Technologies, a Leading AI, Automation & Cyber Security Company joins World AI Show & Awards as a Lead Sponsor. The 35th Global edition of World AI Show & Awards, held under the patronage of the Private Office of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, a member of the royal family of Dubai, aims to bring together global AI leaders, investors, media outlets and government representatives all under one roof. DUBAI, May 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – World AI Show & Awards held under the patronage of the Private Office of HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, a member of the royal family… Read More “Happiest Minds joins 35th global edition of AI Show & Awards in Dubai”

PR: EXPERT TASKS PRACTITIONERS ON TECH TRENDS

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A marketing communication expert and Chief Executive Officer, ID Africa, Femi Falodun has called on professionals to study new trends and critically interrogate how emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, cryptocurrencies, web3, metaverse and others can enhance or mar the human experience. He made this charge at the unveiling of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Ethics Council’s 2022 Annual Perspective report, held recently. Falodun urged PR practitioners, working in and around the web3 ecosystem, to pay close attention to ethical issues in web3, in order t… Read More “PR: EXPERT TASKS PRACTITIONERS ON TECH TRENDS”

Mercedes launches its new self-driving ‘Drive Pilot’ system

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Mercedes has started selling Drive Pilot, the automobile industry’s first highly automated driving system that can legally take complete control of the car, at least in certain situations. The step could mean no one’s at the wheel in the car next to you in traffic. Not a human being, anyway. So far, driver assistance systems have been common in cars to help drivers with tasks like keeping in a lane, for example, though the person driving the car is still ultimately responsible and has to keep their hands on the wheel. That also applies to Tesla’s Autopilot assistance system, although this soft… Read More “Mercedes launches its new self-driving ‘Drive Pilot’ system”

Carmakers won’t let Covid-stymied Beijing show rain on their parade

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While Europe is getting used to its regained post-lockdown freedoms, the Beijing motor show has been postponed again because of a renewed health crisis. Yet even though the World’s largest car show is off the automotive agenda, manufacturers do not want to miss out on presenting their latest creations. “The deadlines in the industry are far too interlocked for us to leave such cars sitting around in China for a few weeks longer,” said Audi spokesman Josef Schlossmacher. Audi, BMW and Mercedes had all carefully lined up new luxury models for China, all designed to set new standards in terms of … Read More “Carmakers won’t let Covid-stymied Beijing show rain on their parade”

India coming up with innovative solutions for under AIM

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By Trend India aims to create an ecosystem that will foster innovation across all sectors. Today, students in India are providing innovative solutions not only for India but also for the World, Trend reports citing The Print. ANI today visited the exhibition of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) organised on the occasion of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava” at Ambedkar International Centre where several innovative products, including drones for Law enforcement agencies, all-in-one agriculture robots, devices for the deaf and dumb persons, have been developed by the students of classes 10 to 12 class under… Read More “India coming up with innovative solutions for under AIM”

Car makers seek new battlegrounds and shun old-school shows

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Car shows used to be a celebration of gleaming chrome and paintwork paired with brightly-lit stands and some razmataz thrown in for good measure. But that is changing as manufacturers look for new ways to sell cars. Crowds are shunning the traditional shows and many major makers are staying away as well. Cars and the industry as a whole are currently in a state of flux, says German expert Stefan Bratzel. He has been following developments closely as carmakers seek new venues both real and virtual. Bratzel explains that the car is acquiring a new role in modern society and “that means manufactu… Read More “Car makers seek new battlegrounds and shun old-school shows”