02:30 PM - 02:55 PM
When people think of emerging technology such as AI, XR, and more, consumer activities and gaming tend to dominate the conversation. But with ongoing business disruptions, including persistent labor shortages and widening skills gaps, business applications could emerge on top for these technological developments in 2023. In fact, according to Deloitte, the U.S. manufacturing industry alone is expected to have 2.1 million unfilled jobs by 2030. There is a need for digital transformation.
From retailers to manufacturers, businesses are looking to the functionality of generative AI, XR and other enterprise technology to enhance operations, especially regarding training for high-risk, industrial jobs. High impact industries such as manufacturing and construction are just a couple of the real-world environments where employee mistakes can prove fatal.
While traditional classroom settings can bolster learning retention, most acquire 70% of the necessary skills from the type of experiential learning that XR training provides.
Additionally, in an age of social media and the internet, training manuals and long-form video or training sessions are no longer effective. The attention span of the average millennial is 8 seconds, and with millennials anticipated to make up 75% of the workforce by 2025, the need for an upgrade of existing training will never be higher.
In the future, if new hires have access to intuitive and immersive training, not only will the process become more interactive, personalized and therefore more easily applied, but also workplace accidents could be reduced significantly – meaning more lives could be saved.
In this presentation, Jinhwan An, Senior Manager of New Business Development at LG Electronics and Entrepreneur in Residence at LG NOVA, LG Electronics’ North American Innovation Center, will discuss:
• An outlook of the future of training– including AI, XR, and remote learning
• How businesses can leverage smart technologies in workforce training, and the infrastructure needed to support the digital transformation
• Real-life companies and case studies who are developing this technology with large corporate partners
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Join us to explore the exciting possibilities of the convergence of VR and eye-tracking technologies and discover how they can be harnessed to understand human conditions and develop groundbreaking solutions. Driving or working while impaired by drugs puts lives at risk. With the legalization of cannabis in many states, the need for reliable impairment detection technology has never been more critical. In this presentation, you will learn how Gaize is pushing the boundaries of innovation by using cutting-edge VR and Tobii eye-tracking technologies to develop a non-invasive, automated, and rapid impairment detection device that is significantly more accurate than even the best-trained humans.
01:25 PM - 01:50 PM
Our current landscape is filled with promising, yet disjointed technologies, each showcasing their incredible potential. But when we merge AI + XR, we open doors to a future of learning never before imagined. This talk will delve into the exciting fusion of immersive, adaptive learning environments powered by AI-driven avatars. Envision a world where we finally have the tools for true personalized learning, continuous real-time assessment, tailored career development, and secure credential verification. The opportunities are limitless for those looking to build a groundbreaking future for learning. Be a part of this revolutionary journey.
02:00 PM - 02:25 PM
Analog simulation is broadly accepted in healthcare. Given the high costs of building and running a simulation center, facilities are generally in developed nations’ urban centers.
XR is fundamentally changing the dynamic: Learners are accessing expertise around the world in the mediverse. Traditional educational institutions are able to share their best practices in new and exciting ways.
The results? It should be more well trained healthcare institutions in more places around the world leading to better outcomes for patients globally.
02:30 PM - 02:55 PM
Hear how PwC is experimenting with the metaverse and implementing these new technologies into the workplace – to bring teams together, connect employees across the globe, and create a shared sense of culture across their entire organization.
03:00 PM - 03:25 PM
Delta Air Lines is the U.S. global airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability, and customer experience. Powered by its employees around the world, Delta has, for a decade, led the airline industry in operational excellence while building on its reputation for award-winning customer service.
Creating a safe environment for its employees and customers is one of Delta's top priorities. As such, it is imperative that new employees go through rigorous training to do their job safely and effectively to achieve the high-quality service that Delta is known for.
This talk delves into the benefits and challenges of using a virtual reality first design approach for creating interactive training simulations. We explore the advantages of utilizing VR technology to enhance learning and development and how designing with full VR interactivity in mind leads to more effective training outcomes. We will then discuss the impact of adding moderator capabilities into an iPad companion app to enhance the experience for the person in virtual reality and test their skills at a higher level.
Find how Delta identified the intended means of distribution and deployment, as well as the process for determining if WebXR (desktop version of the VR simulation) is a viable solution. We will share the process of adapting the virtual reality simulations for use on desktop platforms to increase accessibility for a wider audience while still preserving immersion. The presentation will cover topics such as the process of designing simulations that are both immersive and effective and the technical considerations involved in adapting VR simulations for use on desktop platforms.
This session will leave attendees with the following takeaways:
• Deeper understanding of how to design and develop training simulations that take full advantage of the unique capabilities of VR technology
• Benefits of intentional design
• How to translate VR simulations to other platforms for maximum reach and impact
• Considerations for prototyping and production before you start your own project
• Technical considerations for designing simulations that can be used in both virtual reality and desktop environments