25 Years Later After The Crash, Web and VR Are Finally Converging For Real Twenty five years after the first consumer VR crash, virtual reality is poised to upend human-computer interaction, the Internet has disrupted every facet of life as … Continue reading Why people want to create VR for the Web
Machine Unlearning Humans have a tendency to rely on machines as a way of understanding ourselves. The mechanical world has long provided metaphors for how the human body works. “We’ve always had technological analogies to try to explain biology,” said … Continue reading How to train computers
The Doomsday Invention Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” it argues that true artificial … Continue reading Is there an intelligence explosion?
When Robots Hallucinate When a collection of artificial brains at Google began generating psychedelic images from otherwise ordinary photos, engineers compared what they saw to dreamscapes. They named their image-generation technique Inceptionism and called the code used to power it … Continue reading The virtual dreams of robots
Your Doctor Can Now Examine an Exact 3D Replica of Your Heart in Virtual Reality Not so long ago, the only way to see what was going on inside a person’s body involved something sharp. Now, we can image the … Continue reading Is digital medicine the future of health?
Wall Street analysts say virtual reality can’t go mainstream until these issues are fixed Virtual reality is closer than ever to going mainstream— but the industry still has some major hurdles in its way. On Thursday, analysts at Oppenheimer published … Continue reading The easy and the hard problems of VR
Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day … Continue reading The dangers of screen immersion