Business it’s not just fairness but it’s also trust

Increasingly, businesses rely on algorithms that use data provided by users to make decisions that affect people. For example, Amazon, Google, and Facebook use algorithms to tailor what users see, and Uber and Lyft use them to match passengers with drivers and set prices. Do users, customers, employees, and others have a right to know Read more about Business it’s not just fairness but it’s also trust[…]

Teaching the computer to teach

Intelligent tutoring systems have been shown to be effective in helping to teach certain subjects, such as algebra or grammar, but creating these computerized systems is difficult and laborious. Now, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have shown they can rapidly build them by, in effect, teaching the computer to teach. Using a new method that Read more about Teaching the computer to teach[…]

Universal memory solutions for quantum computers on superconducting qubits

Employees of Kazan Federal University and Kazan Quantum Center of Kazan National Research Technical University demonstrated an original layout of a prototype of multiresonator broadband quantum memory-interface. Professor Sergey Moiseev, Director of Kazan Quantum Center, explains, “The scheme of multiresonator microwave quantum memory allowed for reaching 16.3% of quantum efficiency at room temperature, which was significantly Read more about Universal memory solutions for quantum computers on superconducting qubits[…]

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A new augmented and virtual reality research center

The University of Washington is launching a new augmented and virtual reality research center — funded by Facebook, Google, and Huawei — to accelerate innovation in the field and educate the next generation of researchers and practitioners. The $6 million UW Reality Lab, funded with equal contributions from the three initial sponsors, creates one of the Read more about A new augmented and virtual reality research center[…]

Smart fabric for data storage

A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. The UW computer scientists have created fabrics and fashion accessories that can store data — from security codes to identification tags — without needing any on-board Read more about Smart fabric for data storage[…]

A new generation of interactive AR experiences

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) announced from Vision Summit that the Vuforia® platform, the most widely used software for augmented reality (AR) development, will support devices based on Tango, a set of sensors from Google, for development of a new generation of interactive AR experiences. The Vuforia AR platform uses advanced computer vision technology to enable digital content Read more about A new generation of interactive AR experiences[…]

Virtual Reality with GOOGLE Cardboard

Google Cardboard brings immersive experiences to everyone in a simple and affordable way. Whether you fold your own or buy a Works with Google Cardboard certified viewer, you’re just one step away from experiencing virtual reality on your smartphone. The new Cardboard was unveiled at Google I/O 2015. It supports larger phones with screens up Read more about Virtual Reality with GOOGLE Cardboard[…]