Exploring and developing the quantum brain

An intelligent material that learns by physically changing itself, similar to how the human brain works, could be the foundation of a completely new generation of computers. Radboud physicists working toward this so-called “quantum brain” have made an important step. They have demonstrated that they can pattern and interconnect a network of single atoms, and Read more about Exploring and developing the quantum brain[…]

How to check if people paying attention in online meetings

The Covid-19 pandemic has made home offices, virtual meetings and remote learning the norm, and it is likely here to stay. But are people paying attention in online meetings? Are students paying attention in virtual classrooms? Researchers Jens Madsen and Lucas C. Parra from City College of New York, demonstrate how eye tracking can be Read more about How to check if people paying attention in online meetings[…]

Photonic neuromorphic computing to process data in a fast and energy efficient way

Scientists have given a fascinating new insight into the next steps to develop fast, energy-efficient, future computing systems that use light instead of electrons to process and store information – incorporating hardware inspired directly by the functioning of the human brain. A team of scientists, including Professor C. David Wright from the University of Exeter, Read more about Photonic neuromorphic computing to process data in a fast and energy efficient way[…]

A new state-of-the-art lens opens a path to a new type of virtual reality platform

Despite all the advances in consumer technology over the past decades, one component has remained frustratingly stagnant: the optical lens. Unlike electronic devices, which have gotten smaller and more efficient over the years, the design and underlying physics of today’s optical lenses haven’t changed much in about 3,000 years. This challenge has caused a bottleneck Read more about A new state-of-the-art lens opens a path to a new type of virtual reality platform[…]

VR/AR systems more realistic and sensitive to user actions

The tracking of eye movement is one of the key elements of virtual and amplified reality technologies (VR/AR). A team from MSU together with a professor from RUDN University developed a mathematical model that helps accurately predict the next gaze fixation point and reduces the inaccuracy caused by blinking. The model would make VR/AR systems Read more about VR/AR systems more realistic and sensitive to user actions[…]

Immersive virtual reality is useful against implicit racial bias

Implicit racial bias refers to the automatic non-conscious behaviours, even if one’s explicit attitude is not biased at all. Several studies have shown these prejudices are reduced in white people after being in the body of a black person in virtual reality. Now, a study carried out by researchers of the University of Barcelona shows Read more about Immersive virtual reality is useful against implicit racial bias[…]

Virtual Reality can predict human stress vulnerability

We all react to stress in different ways. A sudden loud noise or flash of light can elicit different degrees of response from people, which indicates that some of us are more susceptible to the impact of stress than others. Any event that causes stress is called a “stressor”. Our bodies are equipped to handle Read more about Virtual Reality can predict human stress vulnerability[…]

Artificial Intelligence coach to improve customer service skills

Researchers from Temple University, Sichuan University, and Fudan University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores the growing use of AI to coach sales agents to determine if there are any caveats that inhibit the effective use of this technology. The study forthcoming, in the the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Read more about Artificial Intelligence coach to improve customer service skills[…]

New ways to boost trust in artificial intelligence

A University of Kansas interdisciplinary team led by relationship psychologist Omri Gillath has published a new paper in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showing people’s trust in artificial intelligence (AI) is tied to their relationship or attachment style. The research indicates for the first time that people who are anxious about their relationships with humans tend Read more about New ways to boost trust in artificial intelligence[…]

Online education pave the way for AI-teachers

The increase in online education has allowed a new type of teacher to emerge an artificial one. But just how accepting students are of an artificial instructor remains to be seen. That’s why researchers at the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media are working to examine student perceptions of artificial intelligence-based Read more about Online education pave the way for AI-teachers[…]

New metaphotonic OLED displays for future Virtual Reality and Augmentation Reality

By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED – organic light-emitting diode – displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI). (For comparison, the resolutions Read more about New metaphotonic OLED displays for future Virtual Reality and Augmentation Reality[…]

A new haptic device which recreates the sense of touch

What if you could touch a loved one during a video call – particularly in today’s social distancing era of COVID-19 – or pick up and handle a virtual tool in a video game? Pending user tests and funding to commercialise the new technology, these ideas could become reality in a couple of years after Read more about A new haptic device which recreates the sense of touch[…]