To read this week week of April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016 | Artificial Intelligence, Uncategorised, Virtual Reality | By Daniel St-Pierre


This is how calls and texts look in virtual reality, via the HTC Vive. Could you fall in love with this robot? New ‘e-skin’ tech turns your body into a walking display. TEDxEastVan. This week’s app…

This is how calls and texts look in virtual reality, via the HTC Vive
This past week, Facebook showed what it’s like to take a virtual reality selfie using the Oculus Rift. But that demo was just a prototype. You can’t take VR selfies with the Oculus just yet. However, you can make phone calls in VR if you have the HTC Vive, and there’s video showing how it works. Read the story on Mashable

Could you fall in love with this robot?
Humanlike robots may seem creepy, but some roboticists are betting they are the key to unlocking a future in which humans and superintelligent computers coexist, work alongside each other and even develop relationships. Read the story on CNBC

New ‘e-skin’ tech turns your body into a walking display
A new breakthrough could help pave the way to our transhuman future as cyborgs. Researchers in Japan have developed a super thin and flexible protective film that can be used to create electronic skin (e-skin) displays. Read the story on Cnet


TEDxEastVan
TEDxEastVan is a day-long event that brings together creators, catalysts, designers, and thinkers to share their ideas on the TEDx stage. A day of listening that invites thought, discussion, and play — the TEDx talks are interspersed with activities, performances, and food worth eating. Our theme this year is “MOVE.”
Read the story on BCIC


This week’s app
Parks Canada’s Learn to Camp is the ideal app for first-time campers who want to plan a trip to Canada’s national parks. Download the park App here

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