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The movie Her has captured the public imagination with its vision of a lightning-fast evolutionary trajectory of virtual assistants, and the emotional bonds we could form with them. Is this a likely future? Nuance CTO Vlad Sejnoha weighs in on what to expect. What will the next generation of intelligent computing look like? The movie Her has captured the public imagination with its vision of a lightning-fast evolutionary trajectory of virtual assistants, and the emotional bonds we could form with them. Is this a likely future? The film’s narrative arc shows the evolution of the Samantha...
There are lots of things you can do with eye tracking, but today we are specifically focusing on some of the awesome benefits in gaming. From increased immersion and real interaction dynamics to increased fun and quick menu navigation. Eye tracking can be implemented into a variety of types of games and we listed just a few below. Role-playing games Casual mini-games Horror games Adventure games Sports games With this 10 ways to get inspired video (select it above) we give developers and others great ideas for eye tracking experiences in games. Check it out and see what the...
Consumer research is a crucial part of our innovation process at Visteon. Among many other benefits, it gauges consumer acceptance and perceptions of the new technologies and experiences that we are creating. This is important because, as new technologies are investigated and developed, it can be easy to lose sight of the consumer problems that we are trying to help vehicle manufacturers solve. As the old idiom goes, it’s easy to “lose sight of the forest for the trees.” Consumer research provides a good way to step back and objectively evaluate our concepts. We learn which...
Imagine a large room full of wires splayed across tabletops and a robotic limb sitting obvious, smug and center. Amir Hessabi can - a 19 year old (almost) junior at Southwestern University, responsible for creating the Robot Hand. When asked how he built his invention, he responded, "I just purchased a toy on Amazon, mounted it with motors, and the motors even cost less than $10." Amir's team came in 2nd place in this year's NUI Central Kinect for Windows Hackathon held on June 20/21 at Startup Grind in New York City. Digital projections of sand dunes cast shadows of mines strewn across...
Differentiation today is an enormous challenge for Automotive OEMs. Among the numerous technical developments like hybrid technologies, or lighting concepts, connectivity stands out by bringing the power of the internet to the car. However, connectivity alone is not enough: It is the content and the unique requirements on the Automotive HMI (Human Machine Interface) that drives the user experience. Today’s connected cars offer access to an enormous amount of content services, but when experiencing the “connected services menu” for the first time it can be frustrating for the driver. Finding...

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