QR code technology used to help event planners manage seating

QR code - Event Planning

The quick response tech was designed to make it easier for event planners and attendees alike. An event management software company called Eventdex recently announced the launch of a new QR code application to support efficient seating management, table location, and event check-ins. Event attendees can use the technology by scanning a barcode, checking in and finding their seats. Event attendees simply need to use their smartphones to scan a QR code at the event. From there, they can check in and are provided with their table and seat information.…

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2024 is expected to be the year of mainstream artificial intelligence use

Artificial Intelligence going Mainstream

AI is set to become a larger part of the daily lives of more people around the world this year. Artificial intelligence is hardly anything new at this point. It makes headlines on a regular basis and many people have already tried it out in one form or another. That said, this year, it is expected to make its way much further into the mainstream, as consumers use it as a part of their daily lives. Virtual assistants and autonomous vehicles are increasingly a part of the news we regularly…

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Nvidia CEO was warned in 2020 that AI technology posed a threat to minorities

AI technology - Minorities - Warning

Members of the Black employees group worked with Nvidia colleagues to warn the CEO of the issue. In 2020, Masheika Allgood and Alexander Tsado, former presidents of the Nvidia Black employees group, tried to warn the company’s CEO Jensen Huang that AI technology posed a risk, particularly to visible minorities. The pair had spent a year working with their company colleagues on the presentation for the CEO. That said, the pair left the meeting feeling frustrated and that their message had not been heard regarding the danger of AI technology…

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Meta social media network Threads rolls out its own hashtags

Threads social media - no hashtag symbol

The company started to roll out the tags but without the need to use the hash symbol. Threads, the Meta social media network many people view as an alternative to X (formerly known as Twitter), has announced that it is rolling out tags for posts, without the need for the hash symbol as is the case with hashtags on other platforms. Users will be able to choose only a single tag in order to avoid trends toward tag spam. The social media platform first started testing the new tagging feature…

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Full body tracking virtual reality takes HTC to a new level

Virtual Reality - Fully Body Tech

The company developed the technology to be embedded into VR headsets instead of body equipment. HTC has announced a new tech development in virtual reality that allows headsets to provide full body tracking with the Vive Ultimate Trackers. The technology would make it possible to eliminate the need for those weird legless avatars. Tracking technology has been some of the most important advancements in virtual reality. It provides a measurement of movement of the head as well as other parts of the body, typically the hands. The addition of tracking…

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