During the live session, we will dive into the meaning and application of algorithmic diversity in technology (including such cases as neurodiversity). Using the latest experiences, cases and research, we will analyze the current state and problems of inclusive innovation and technology, including the problems of representation and criteria, inclusive research and design-thinking, the building of inclusive products (AI-driven platforms, devices, apps, social and emotional robotics), ethical considerations and concerns (the "black-box" and "double-check" problems, transparency, explainability, fairness, surveillance), shortcomings of current technology ecosystems, policies and human rights frameworks.
Through countless partnerships, ZEPETO is home to virtual versions of celebrities like Selena Gomez, BLACKPINK, Twice, and more. From avatar-driven official music videos to virtual merchandise and virtual meet and greets, real world celebrities are embracing ZEPETO as they double down on metaverse strategies. However, there is a rapidly growing community of influencers in ZEPETO who are avatar natives. From a virtual fashion designer who makes six-figure incomes by selling clothes on ZEPETO to virtual influencers who land deals with MCNs that picked up their ZEPETO activities, there is a large - almost 1 million - community of creators on ZEPETO who are using ZEPETO exclusively or near-exclusively for their online output.
Conversational AI systems now have the power to give intelligent, empathetic voices to all types of consumer electronics including xR devices, vehicles, robots and more. SapientX powers state of the art, photo-realistic, purpose driven characters and virtual assistants which can be embodied directly by popular game engines such as Unity and Unreal, including support for Epic’s new Meta-Humans and other high-resolution characters. Find out what it's like to have an intelligent conversation with a hologram (Meta-Ori!) and what's next for AI powered digital humans.
Technology has revolutionized entire industries. But despite advancements in computing, commerce, and connectivity, healthcare has lagged behind. To democratize the healthcare industry, address the impending shortage of skilled physicians, and reduce surgical error for improved patient outcomes, immersive and intelligent technologies must be integrated into the operating room.
Discover how Proprio is collaborating with groundbreaking industry leaders at world-class medical centers like UCSF to democratize healthcare using XR, AI, and real-time volumetric imaging to recode and redesign the practice of medicine. The future of surgery is finally here.
* Joint presentation with Dr. Rajiv Saigal
Should robots feel emotions? More importantly, would these emotions cause them to perform their tasks better? In humans, emotions have historically played a vital role in the way we survived and evolved as a species. Moreover, emotions are an indispensable part of what makes up the fabric of intelligence and critical functioning. No wonder it has been a long-held view amongst leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (Fig.1) that infusing robots and intelligent systems with emotions would greatly heighten their functioning capabilities in the role they were designed for and beyond.
"I don't personally believe we can design or build autonomous intelligent machines without them having emotions." Yann LeCun - Chief Ai Scientist at Facebook silver professor winner of the Turing award in 2019.
Affective computing, born in 1995, relies on big data to recognize, process, and simulate human emotions;however, it does not provide the machines with their own emotional response. In contrast, Emoshape aims to encode real-time emotions in AI using Emoshapeâs EPU (Emotion Processing Unit) through Emotion Synthesis. Instead of the bootstrap approach of Googleâs Deep Mind (1, 2), Emoshapeâs vision is to teach the machine to preserve biological life above mechanical life.
Through the combination of cloud learning and a novel microchip, Emoshapeâs patent-granted technology can be ported into any existing AI or robot. The EPU will synthesize an emotional state within the machine, enabling real-time language appraisal, emotion-based reasoning and emotional personality development. This will make possible intelligent machines capable of understanding how words are associated with feelings, and able to respond with the natural empathy of a human. This response will also be reflected in their vocal responses and visual expression, which play an important role in audiovisual speech communication, increasing comprehension and creating a soothing environment or a trust/loyalty connection with wide applications in the entertainment, education, healthcare, or industrial sectors. Moreover, emotion also improves body-consciousness based on situation, particularly relevant to real-world autonomous intelligent machines, whether it is robots, metaverse, games, etc.
AR/VR applications are becoming increasingly social and collaborative. From multiplayer games to virtual events to immersive workspaces, these technologies are bringing individuals across the world together. We are entering a new paradigm shift with the emergence of the Metaverse. This has the potential to transform the way we communicate—but as other digital communications platforms have shown, it also raises risks of harm to users. What's more, the immersive, 3D nature of AR/VR experiences means that traditional approaches to mitigate these harms through trust and safety measures will likely be insufficient to fully protect users in these virtual spaces. This panel will explore how to both define and address trust and safety concerns in immersive experiences. Experts in trust and safety and multi-user immersive experiences will highlight the unique challenges for trust and safety in the Metaverse and discuss how companies building these realities can begin to address them.
In today's world technology is ubiquitous. COVID-19 has taught us that we can(*) live and operate in a virtual world. We as a society rely on technology more than ever, from doing our jobs, to running our homes to education. The future of tomorrow will bring more immersive technologies to everyday use for younger and younger audiences. This talk is meant to spark conversations about topics that we’re not talking about today. We’ll explore hypothetical scenarios and ask difficult questions to ensure we’re protecting our next generation to the best of our ability.
(*) with a lot of effort and sacrifice.
The Virtual Reality (VR) market could surpass $ 40 Billion by 2020. The U.S. Military recently closed a deal worth $ 480 Million for the Microsoft HoloLens Mixed Reality (MR) device. Oculus has already released the first immersive VR system that is mobile with no wires and no need for a high-end gaming PC for $399. While these are exciting times, an important question needs to be investigated: Are we ensuring the security and privacy of these systems? In this talk I will present various experiments and findings we conducted in our lab related to the security and forensics of consumer grade immersive VR systems. I will show you how we are able to move people in physical spaces without their knowledge or consent, as well as other attacks that we coined and implemented related to immersive VR. Furthermore, we will also explore the forensic artifacts these systems produce.
Today we see advancement in practical applications of emerging technologies in our homes and at work. As these solutions grow towards ubiquity, so do the possible harms and obstacles towards the world in which we all want to live.
In this talk Noble Ackerson, talks about trust and ethics in XR specifically:
Dark patterns in XR - impact, example, opportunity;
AI fairness & bias - impact, example, opportunity;
Data privacy/trust and security - impact, example, opportunity.
He presents practical examples on principles to avoid wading in dark patterns within the shadows of the emerging world and how you optimize for trust through explainability, context, control, choice.
A few years ago, a client told us we had a year to become ISO27001 compliant to continue working with them. As a small creative agency with a one-man I.T. department, we had no clue what ISO certification was, let alone how to achieve it. What followed was a journey to the center of the cybersecurity sun that culminated in an entire overhaul of not only our security but project management policies and procedures. ISO27001, GDPR, SOC, Privacy Shield, MPA Content Security, and this list goes on and on. More and more, enterprise clients are asking for these certifications from their suppliers and vendors. In this presentation, I take you through what these different certifications mean to you and why they matter, how to start your cybersecurity journey, and how your team can keep creativity and innovation moving when it seems security protocols only want to slow you down. No I.T. or security experience required.