Posts By: Mike Mallia

AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back

Image copyrightJAMIE DUPREE Image captionJamie Dupree at work in a radio studio A US radio journalist who lost his voice two years ago will soon return to the air, thanks to artificial intelligence. Jamie Dupree, 54, a political radio journalist with Cox Media Group, is unable to talk due to a rare neurological condition. A… Read more »

Here’s how Apple is making AR objects far more believable

Apple is using machine learning to make augmented reality objects more realistic in iOS 12, using smart environment texturing that can predict reflections, lighting, and more. The new feature, being added in ARKit 2.0, uses on-device processing to better integrate virtual objects with their real-world counterparts, blurring the lines between what’s computer-generated and what’s authentic…. Read more »

LEGO showcases Augmented Reality play with Apple’s ARKit 2 at WWDC

Martin Sanders, LEGO’s Director of Innovation took the stage to showcase LEGO’s integration with Apple’s new revelation of ARKit 2 during the 2018 World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose earlier this week. ARKit 2 is a platform that allows developers like LEGO to integrate shared experiences, bringing together a virtual experienced tied to a… Read more »

The urgent case for an Open AR Cloud

The non profit behind the leading AR+VR conference and expo has announced a major initiative to promote an Open AR Cloud. You’d be forgiven for having no idea what that is, but it’s a concept you should familiarize yourself with. You’ll certainly be hearing about it a lot in the months and years to come. “The AR… Read more »

Microsoft just dropped 864 servers into the sea to run an underwater data center

As a major player in the cloud infrastructure market, Microsoft is keen on figuring out better ways to store and power its machinery. To that end, it’s now deployed a data center on the seafloor off the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The idea is part of Project Natick, an initiative to identify environmentally sustainable ways of running large-scale… Read more »

How VR could bring Glastonbury into your living room

Technology may have brought the music industry to its knees 20 years ago, but these days pop stars and record labels are using computing power to find new audiences and take fresh creative decisions. The benefits and pitfalls of this new technology are being debated at The Great Escape music festival in Brighton, in a… Read more »

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Will Change Education

There are two technologies that have really captured the attention of educators as well as futurists. These are artificial intelligence and virtual reality. What are the implications of these new technologies in education? Quite simply they can revolutionise our educational system. The question is, at what cost to the educator? There are many articles that… Read more »

BBC put today’s school pupils through an old tech challenge

Young people can no longer tell the time using the big hand and the little hand, and some schools are even replacing standard clocks with digital ones in exam halls, according to some teachers. We asked School Reporters from Catmose College, Rutland, what they thought – and we added a few extra questions to test whether they could recognise other… Read more »

Pioneer in the gamification of education in Malta

Gabby Govus, a teacher at St Catherine’s High School, Pembroke, shares her experience of conducting digital literacy lessons in classrooms using Microsoft’s innovative IT tools over the past four years. A group of students from our school were recently hosted by the Microsoft Innovation Centre for a Minecraft Education in the Classroom session. The event… Read more »

Google for Education Launches Beta for ‘Create Your Own’ Virtual Reality Experience

Educators and their students can now be part of a beta program to create their own Google Expeditions virtual reality experiences. The opportunity was unveiled this week at Bett, the world’s largest educational technology show here. Classes enrolled in what Google calls its “pioneer program” will be able to create their own immersive virtual experiences with a… Read more »