With the advent of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence (AI) artists, AI is getting closer and closer to replicating human capabilities each day. However, there is one thing that separates humans from AI—emotional intelligence or sentience. Or, at least, so we thought.
In June this year, Google software engineer Blake Lemoine came out with the claim that Google’s AI chatbot LaMDA (short for language model for dialogue applications) had become sentient.
Established in 1923 by American animator and film producer Walt Disney, Disney has ballooned its business from animation to parks and resorts, consumer products, media networks and studio entertainment. For many years, it has been an icon and a household name worldwide. Customers have returned to Disneyland or Disney World again and again to get a taste of that Disney magic, especially when the world enters the post-Covid era.
After making it to the mainstream during the pandemic, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) seem to be everywhere. If you go onto some well-known NFT marketplaces, such as OpenSea and Crypto.com, you can easily find all sorts of NFTs in their dropdown menus, ranging from art, memes and music to photography and sports for purchase or rental. Lately, the NFT market has even welcomed wine NFTs to the space.
The end of the pandemic is proving to be a difficult time for the tech sector, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite down by 4% since April—the worst-performing month since the 2008 financial crisis. This is not a short-term fall, when you consider that Nasdaq has fallen by 28% since the start of the year.
A couple of months ago we discussed why Netflix was experiencing a fall in subscriber count because of a wide variety of reasons including increased competition, password sharing and the Russia-Ukraine crisis, just to name a few.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being incorporated into various jobs today to reduce human workload and increase productivity. One of the fields that AI is being used in today is creating art. We have already discussed how you can use the AI art generator DALL-E to make some memes. But, if you are looking for AI tools to help create content for your business, apps like Picsart might be a better choice.
The Bitcoin 2022 conference, hosted by Bitcoin Inc. at The Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida in the U.S. in April, was embroiled in controversy as various cases of harassment emerged from the three-day cryptocurrency event. Several women have come forward with claims of sexual and cyber harassment in the aftermath of the conference.
If you’re someone who’s invested in a streaming service subscription since the Covid-19 pandemic sent the world into lockdown, then you’re not alone. Business boomed for streaming platforms when most of the world became home-bound. In 2020, the number of streaming subscriptions across platforms crossed one billion worldwide.
NFTICALLY is an up-and-coming startup company specializing in the non-fungible token (NFT) ecommerce metaverse. Upon entering the NFTICALLY metaverse, you get a 360-degree view of a chosen brand’s storefront and can navigate through the store to look more closely at its different features. Users can also opt to join sessions with friends, and they can call on channels only accessible to their own specified group of people.
Imagine a player who has just downloaded a new game that you spent months developing. They got past the initial set-up and tutorial, only to find that every time they make an in-game purchase for new skins or content, they will need to input their card details and wait for the transaction to process. Will the player still feel motivated to continue investing time in the game?
Fashion is one of the many ways with which you can express yourself. From vintage trends comebacks to the emergence of more inclusive clothing brands, like SKIMS, and fashion tech, the fashion industry continues to evolve and makes shopping for garments fun—but not for the environment. The apparel industry accounts for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions and consumes 1.5 trillion liters of water (about 400,000 Olympic swimming pool) each year.
Humanoid robots are common in sci-fi movies. If you are sci-fi fans, you must have seen many humanoid robots in different movies, such as Optimus Prime from Transformers and C-3PO from Star Wars. Optimus Prime, in particular, is a mighty robot that led the Autobots in fighting against the Decepticons.
Governments, teachers and environmentalists consistently tell us to recycle plastic and the importance of 3Rs (i.e. reduce, reuse and recycle). However, have you ever pondered whether these strategies are effective in saving our environment? Have you ever had the chance to witness how the workers manage the so-called “recyclable plastic”? If not, don’t worry; we’ve got you.
Back in 79 A.D., the lost city in Southern Italy, Pompeii, had been buried by the Vesuvius volcano. The ruins of this ancient Roman city have inspired designers to reimagine the interiors of ancient households in virtual reality (VR).
On May 17, 2021, Gucci launched Gucci Garden—a two-week pop-up store on metaverse platform Roblox. The luxury brand displayed some of its most coveted items and invited users to drop their avatars and reapproach their sartorial sensibilities from a blank slate. The pop-up was an ode to the brand’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, and over 20 million users visited it.