OpenAI unveils Sora the AI text-to-video generator

AI Text-to-Video - Concept image of AI

The company that created ChatGPT is now rolling out a new model that creates videos. OpenAI, the company that brought ChatGPT to the world, has now unveiled a new AI text-to-video generator model that will create videos as long as a minute using only text input. The new model has been named Sora and is currently in its early testing phase. The Sora AI text-to-video generator is being tested by a select number of users and artists and has not yet been rolled out for the broader public.  This unveiling’s…

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Canadian researchers hope their artificial intelligence will lead to a Moon settlement

Artificial intelligence - Concept Image of Moon Settlement

The Polytechnique Montréal team are developing AI that could be part of the next step in space. A team of researchers at the Polytechnique Montréal, a Canadian research university, are working on a new type of artificial intelligence that could one day be a part of exploration on the Moon. The research unit, known as Astrolith, develops computers and software for exploration device applications. Typically, this type or research has to do with drones and robots. That said, the team is now working on artificial intelligence that could go higher.…

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Fossil decides smartwatches are no longer its thing

Goodbye Smartwatches

The company has announced that the Wear-based wearables it launched in August 2021 are done. Designer fashion brand Fossil recently announced that it intends to leave smartwatches in the past, and that it will be stepping out of this market altogether. This announcement was made despite the number of customers awaiting the next generation devices. Fossil Group first rolled out its smartwatches in August 2021. At that time, its wearables were based on the Wear Gen 6 operating system. A number of other devices in the lineup were announced after…

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Disney announces new virtual reality treadmill called the HoloTile

New Virtual Reality Tech - People using VR Gear

The sliding VR floor moves in all directions and can be used by multiple users simultaneously. Disney has unveiled a new virtual reality treadmill technology that it developed for use by multiple users at the same time and that moves in all directions. The unveiling was made via YouTube video by Lanny Smoot, a Disney inventor and engineer. Celebrated Disney inventor and engineer Lanny Smoot was featured in the video that first announced the HoloTile virtual reality floor project from the company’s R&D department. The HoloTile was described as “the…

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Mice wear tiny virtual reality goggles so researchers can learn about them

Virtual reality - concept image of lab mice wearing VR headsets

The gadgets allow scientists to develop better experiments so they can better understand them. Researchers have announced that they have developed a way to outfit lab mice with virtual reality goggles that will allow those researchers to learn a considerable amount about the rodents. The technology does sound odd, but it has a range of highly practical applications for research. Scientists plan to use the new virtual reality technology to better understand the way mice respond to things they typically experience in the wild, such as predatory birds. Though this…

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