Virtro stands for many things that truly reflect that value of our team. At our very heart we stand for diversity and inclusion. In our business stands for creating a better world, for everyone.
We have signed the Credo to be a Conscious Capitalist because we stand for, "Conscious businesses will help evolve our world so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity, and compassion.”
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The Conscious Capitalist Credo:
“We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.
Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world. Conscious businesses are galvanized by higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of all their major stakeholders. Their higher state of consciousness makes visible to them the interdependencies that exist across all stakeholders, allowing them to discover and harvest synergies from situations that otherwise seem replete with trade-offs. They have conscious leaders who are driven by service to the company’s purpose, all the people the business touches, and the planet we all share together. Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment. They endeavor to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders.
Conscious businesses will help evolve our world so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity, and compassion.”
"Researchers from Copenhagen Pride have come up with such a voice assistant, that is genderless. The idea behind Q is to give things like smart speakers a gender-neutral voice in order to inject an element of inclusion into AI tech, as well as remove gender bias".
“As voice assisted platforms to become more pervasive in our lives, technology companies are continuing to gender their voice tech to fit scenarios in which they believe consumers will feel most comfortable adopting and using it. A male voice is used in more authoritative roles, such as banking and insurance apps, and a female voice in more service-oriented roles, such as Alexa or Siri,” Virtue said.
"Q is a step forward in true innovation because it forces a critical examination of the belief systems. It offers all the feature that tech companies frequently call upon to justify their own gendered virtual assistants: warmth, helpfulness, a sense of authority".
Read the complete article on the Worlds first Genderless Voice Assistant
This infographic is a post on Visual Capitalism. Read the rest of the article - What is eXtended Reality?
XR is predicated to grow from $27Billion at present to $209 Billion by 2022.
“We’re also very excited to reveal that we have officially sold-through more than 4.2 million PS VR systems worldwide as of March 3, 2019,” PlayStation social-media director Sid Shuman wrote in a blog post. “We’d like to thank our fans for the amazing support for helping us achieve the milestone.”
Sony continues to capitalize on its PS4 advantage with players only needing to by the headsets to play its suite of games unlike Vive and Oculus where gamers would need a computer and the headsets to play the more complex games. Still the new mobile headsets from Oculus and Vive continue to make an impact along with their "gamers" headsets. It will be interesting to see where this trend leads.
At least one things is for sure.... we are all glad the numbers are still continuing a steady growth path.
Read the complete article Sony Has Sold 4.2 Million PSVR Headsets
HP Reverb VR headset is looking to shake up the Windows VR platform. The Reverb VR is an ultra-light, ultra-immersive headset that is targeted to the professional market and sold for USD $649.
HP is highlighting features such as:
Head to the HP website for more details on the Reverb VR Headset
"Philips is piloting HoloLens in the domain of image-guided minimally invasive procedures, during which physicians rely on live X-ray, ultrasound and other sources of information to 'see' inside the patient and guide their actions."
This is an exciting new frontier that will help surgeons: "Combining our Azurion platform with Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed-reality computing platform, this self-contained holographic computer is described by Microsoft as “the ultimate mixed reality device.”
To picture how it works, think of driving a car. You want to keep both hands on the steering wheel and both eyes on the road. You don’t want the distraction of having to check screens and press buttons. Equally, when I’m working on a patient, I want to keep my hands on my instruments and my eyes on my patient. HoloLens 2 allows me to see the real world superimposed with live data and the 3D medical imagery needed to guide our precision therapy. Crucially, it also lets me control the procedure with voice recognition, eye tracking and advanced gestures. Having worked closely with the team at Microsoft from the start, it is so rewarding to see the results of this partnership come to life."
Read the complete article: Observing the future through an AR lens
What are the legal implications of overlaying AR content onto someone else's store front, or their private home? What rights, if any, do the owners have to either stop or collect revenue from you use of their property?
This article references key cases that may or may not be used in litigation cases as AR content and usage moves to hit the predicted $50 Billion revenue that is predicated by the early 2020's, however this is a green field space with nothing substantial testing the waters to give a clear guide.
While its still the wild wild west, then anything goes rules seemingly still apply. Read the legal views presented in New York Law Journal article: My House: What Rules? IP Implications of Augmented Reality Advertising
"A deep learning model developed by NVIDIA Research can do just the opposite: it turns rough doodles into photorealistic masterpieces with breathtaking ease. The tool leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images".
"GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers. With an AI that understands how the real world looks, these professionals could better prototype ideas and make rapid changes to a synthetic scene".
“It’s much easier to brainstorm designs with simple sketches, and this technology is able to convert sketches into highly realistic images,” said Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA.
Read the complete article GauGAN Turns Doodles into Stunning, Photorealistic Landscapes
More information on GauGAN
Oculus just announced the Oculus Rift S is coming in Spring 2019
The Rift S will have full 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) so the player will have a full body experience while in VR.
Read the full press release from Oculus
Oculus John Carmack confirmed of the process of sideloading content for the Quest will be the same as the Oculus Go in a tweet today.
Oculus Confirms Side loading for Quest (Same as Go) Read more
In many areas, not much has changed though there are some significant shifts in how we share messages: