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Big Tech Muscles in on the Workplace Experience Tech Market

June 14th, 2022
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#Podcast 11: How Do You Build An Engaging Workplace in the Metaverse?

April 25th, 2022
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Playing to Win: Microsoft Joins Facebook in the Metaverse with $69bn Acquisition

Last month, technology giant Microsoft acquired gaming giant Activision Blizzard in a landmark $69 billion deal that represents both Microsoft’s biggest ever acquisition and the biggest deal in the history of the gaming industry. Activision is a major force in the gaming industry, maker of several hugely successful titles including Call of Duty, Overwatch, Warcraft, and Candy Crush, and […]

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Buildings, Workplaces, & the Metaverse Future

Today Facebook officially rebranded as “Meta” underlining their clear intentions to become a leader in Metaverse development. The term “Metaverse” will no doubt trigger a new era of challenging explanations, potential applications, and endless hype within technological circles, just as we saw with the IoT, the cloud, the internet, or electricity. The term metaverse was […]

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Facebook AI is Helping Robots Understand Buildings & Occupants

Robots can be designed to clean the floor, as long as everything they might encounter in the room has a programmed response. Suddenly introduce an open bottle of juice and the robot is likely to knock it over then smear juice all over the floor, completely unaware that it is making the situation worse. Robots […]

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Facing the Urgent Challenge of Regulating Artificial Intelligence

Recently, Stanford Researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang trained a machine powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to detect sexual orientation of people to an accuracy of 81%, simply by scanning photos of faces. Kosinski and Wang only created the algorithm to highlight the potential and potential dangers of AI; however, in a world where the […]

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Why Future Smart Technology MUST Avoid Cultivating Walled Gardens of Data!

“If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.” That slightly glib phrase often regurgitated at tech conferences, is perhaps something worth contemplating on for a few minutes. It speaks of course mainly to social media companies, conceived by a generation of technologists who understood and harnessed the viral power of social networking […]

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