Tagged: virtual reality

The future of artificial intelligence: two experts disagree - Guest Work

Guest Work Jul 18, 2017

Peter Stratton, The University of Queensland and Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to revolutionise our lives, drive our cars, diagnose our health problems, and lead us into a new future where thinking machines do things that we’re yet to imagine. Or does it? Not everyone agrees. Even billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, … Read More

How virtual reality spiders are helping people face their arachnophobia - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 27, 2017

By Rebekah Boynton, James Cook University and Anne Swinbourne, James Cook University. Gradually exposing people to the thing they fear, say a spider, in a controlled environment has long been the mainstay of treating phobias. But with exposure therapy you don’t have to have a spider physically present in the room for you to feel … Read More

We shouldn’t ignore the potential of virtual reality advertising - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 16, 2017

By David Evans Bailey, Auckland University of Technology By some estimates virtual reality (VR) will be a US$162 billion industry by 2020. Only 50% of this figure is projected to come from hardware sales; the rest will be revenue from software, content and services. It’s not just the size of the market that advertisers cannot afford to … Read More

Unfaithfully yours: what happens when virtual reality affairs get real? - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 02, 2016

By David Evans Bailey, Auckland University of Technology July 2015 might well be known as the month online infidelity went public. This date coincided with one of the biggest and most revealing hacks in history when the Ashley Madison database was compromised and made available online. Ashley Madison, a dating website targeted at people already married or in … Read More

Pokémon Go is a blueprint for the rise of robots - Guest Work

Guest Work Jul 13, 2016

By Mauro Vallati, University of Huddersfield Pokémon Go has gone straight to the top of the gaming charts in the US and Australia [and New Zealand], where it was first released at the start of July. The smartphone-based game has already been downloaded by nearly 6% of US Android users. What makes this latest … Read More

Virtual reality brings new dimension to conservation - Guest Work

Guest Work May 11, 2016

By Ivy Shih, The Conversation Virtual reality technology is introducing a new dimension to wildlife conservation by helping researchers anywhere in the world assess the conditions of distant species and environments as if they were on location. The first application has been to better understand the environment of endangered jaguars living in the Peruvian Amazon. This information is … Read More

Capitalising on virtual and reality - Stick

Peter Kerr May 13, 2014

Who would’ve thought that the term Holographic Virtual Reality (TM) was still there to be taken by 8i? Equally (except we’re sort of now used to it), who would’ve thought four non-New Zealanders, who together form 8I, and who now … Continue reading → … Read More