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Sensorium | October 11, 2022
Sensorium, a leading developer in the metaverse space, is joining GITEX GLOBAL for the second year in a row. The company has prepared a range of thrilling activities for all visitors to discover and experience the Sensorium Galaxy metaverse ahead of its public launch.
As a key participant of X-Verse, a new GITEX event dedicated to immersive technologies and the Web 3.0 industry, Sensorium will showcase some of its latest innovations in the field of extended reality and artificial intelligence with an interactive multi-day program.
"GITEX GLOBAL is one of the most influential events for the tech sector, and we are delighted to once again contribute to its outstanding agenda. This year, we wanted to take the metaverse one step closer to everyone, ensuring all visitors can experience the different technological advancements that come together at Sensorium Galaxy. From remarkably natural conversations with AI beings to the high-quality generative music created by our virtual artists and the striking visuals available all around the metaverse. With our program this year, we intend to reshape people's vision of the metaverse and set new standards for the creation of future virtual environments."
Sasha Tityanko, Deputy CEO & Art Director at Sensorium
Face The AI: Join A One-On-One Talk With Sensorium Galaxy Virtual Being
October 10-13 | 11:00 - 17:00 | Location: Sensorium Galaxy Demo Station
Attendees can jump on stage and test the advanced conversational AI powering Sensorium Galaxy virtual beings. A sophisticated architecture based on genetic algorithms and reinforcement learning enables the company's proprietary virtual beings to chat naturally on any given topic for extended periods of time without losing context.
The Metaverse Runway Show by Sensorium Galaxy
October 10-13 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Location: Main screen
The future of immersive experiences is defined by AAA graphics. And this show is a statement of our commitment to a much-needed superior visual quality in the metaverse. Our 15-minute show exposes the power of graphic details through an exclusive selection of Sensorium Galaxy virtual beings and progressive outfits designed by award-winning artist Jason Ebeyer.
Empyreal Parties by Sensorium Galaxy: Raving our way to the metaverse
October 10-13 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Full show on October 13 at 16:00 and 10min previews regularly | Location: Main screen
GITEX visitors can further explore the depths of Sensorium Galaxy by joining Empyreal Parties — a series of exclusive performances taking place in the metaverse and available through the world's first 24/7 in-engine metaverse streaming channel.
The hour-long event takes attendees on tour across multiple locations inside Sensorium Galaxy, allowing them to preview a full-fledged version of the metaverse. The visual experience is seamlessly complemented by the signature music of the company's AI-driven virtual DJs.
Sensorium is a pioneer in developing virtual artists powered by artificial intelligence. In 2021, the company released Kàra Màr's "Anthropic principle" music album — the first-ever created entirely by an AI character and available on major distribution platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Sensorium Galaxy virtual artists rely on a generative music engine to create high-quality tracks combining 60+ genres. The AI behind them enables them to dynamically analyze feedback and adjust their music accordingly to match the show mood.
The Future of Web3: Virtual Artists and Beings Take Over The AI-driven Metaverse
October 13 | 14:00 - 14:30 | Location: Talks
The highlight of Sensorium's program is a panel discussion delivered by Deputy CEO & Art Director Sasha Tityanko on the prospects for creating and using virtual artists and beings in AI-powered metaverses. Aside from gaining valuable insights on the challenges and opportunities from the perspective of a metaverse developer, attendees will also explore the exciting synergy between art and technology by the hands of incognito artist SVORA.
Founded in 2018, Sensorium is a leading metaverse developer that leverages the latest AI and XR solutions to deliver immersive high-end events and experiences. In the Sensorium Galaxy metaverse, users can explore vast worlds filled with activities, ranging from games to mediation practices, socialize with other users, creators, and virtual beings.
The Sensorium Galaxy metaverse is built in partnership with the world's leading entertainment powerhouses, including Jay-Z's Roc Nation and Yann Pissenem's The Night League. The metaverse will host exclusive performances developed in collaboration with chart-topping artists – David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, and Steve Aoki, among others.
The platform will be accessible through the most widely available interfaces. Users can tune in using VR headsets to get a sense of true immersion, use a PC to access an augmented reality experience, or download the mobile application to watch streams, build unique NPCs, and communicate with them.
Variscite | December 07, 2022
Variscite, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of System on Modules (SoMs), today announced the official launch of the Variscite Python API developer center. The Variscite Python API, also known as pyvar, simplifies the development of machine learning and multimedia applications for devices built on Variscite’s i.MX8-based SoMs. With the API, building and programming embedded systems and smart/edge devices for AI/ML is faster and easier, even for beginners.
Variscite Python API eases the development process of embedded systems using cameras, sensors, displays, and user interfaces. It also provides an easy way to run and communicate with Cortex-M applications from the Cortex-A side, for fast processing at low power. The API’s developer center provides ‘how to’ guides, documentation and quick source code examples.
“Capture, recognition, and processing of image, audio, and video data are increasingly used in embedded edge devices for any kind of environment, from transportation to healthcare, robotics, and agriculture, Our customers require additional AI/ML capabilities at the edge to run complex and advanced applications, and the Variscite python API enables faster and easier deployment with our i.MX8 SoMs.”
-Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales of Variscite.
Variscite offers a wide range of performance, power consumption, cost, and feature sets in its i.MX 8-based System on Modules. The company’s portfolio includes two highly scalable modules with dedicated AI/ML capabilities and an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The DART-MX8M-PLUS and VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS run on a 1.8GHz Quad Cortex™-A53 NXP iMX8M Plus processor with 800MHz Cortex-M7 real-time co-processor. Both SoMs are members of Variscite’s Pin2Pin families that offer seamless scalability, extended lifetime, as well as reduced development time, cost, and risk.
Variscite is a worldwide leading System on Module designer and manufacturer, setting the bar for embedded solutions since 2003 with high-quality modules. The company provides the broadest ARM-based SoM portfolio in the embedded market with a wide range of configuration options that cover an entire embedded product and application range; from entry-level to high-performance solutions. Variscite's in-house production fully complies with the strict medical ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards. Along with the company's ongoing online documentation and personal support as well as the generous longevity, the company's customers are enjoying consistent, reliable products and services starting from the earliest development stages throughout the end-product lifecycle.
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Adobe | October 19, 2022
Today, Adobe announced at Adobe MAX – the world’s largest creativity conference – new innovations in Photoshop that make the world’s most advanced image editing application even smarter, more collaborative and easier to use across surfaces. Share for Review (beta) enables users to conveniently collaborate on projects without leaving Photoshop, and new features make editing images in a browser far more powerful. Additionally, the flagship Photoshop desktop app adds breakthrough features powered by Adobe Sensei AI, including selection improvements that enhance the accuracy and quality of selections, and a one-click Delete and Fill tool to remove and replace objects in images with a single action.
“In a world where everyone can be a creator, Adobe is ensuring that Photoshop evolves to serve all creators across platforms and devices,” said Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president, Creative Cloud at Adobe. “This year, we’ve made Photoshop smarter and more collaborative so you can easily get feedback and create spectacular images even faster.”
Seamless collaboration has become critical for creative workflows in today’s increasingly digital economy. Supporting collaborative work from anywhere, the new version of Photoshop introduces Share for Review, enabling convenient collaboration between creators and stakeholders: All feedback is managed and incorporated directly within the Photoshop app.
This new feature lets creatives easily share a preferred version of their work in the form of a web link. Collaborators can review the project and comment right in their browser, even without a Creative Cloud subscription. Whether creators are sharing work for stakeholder review, or collaborating with their coworkers, Share for Review syncs comments across devices, and works wherever users do – at the office, at home or on the go.
AI Innovations Make Creation Faster, Easier and More Powerful
New AI features launching today in Photoshop include:
Selection improvements that enable users to hover over, detect and make detailed selections of complex objects with a single click, creating higher quality and more accurate selections of elements such as skies, foregrounds, subjects and hair, while preserving detailed edges.
One-Click Delete and Fill selects and removes objects from images, filling the removed area using content-aware fill, in a single action in Photoshop on the web.
Photo Restoration Neural Filter (beta) helps Photoshop on the web users bring old or damaged photos back to life, using machine learning to intelligently eliminate scratches and other minor imperfections on old photographs.
Remove Background is now available in Photoshop on the web (beta), enabling one-click background removal.
Masking and Brushing are also now available in Photoshop on the web (beta) and make precise adjustments faster and easier from a web browser.
Photoshop and Lightroom AI image-editing features were used over 1.3 billion times in the past year. These innovative tools power mundane Photoshop tasks, such as selecting detailed objects, changing a person’s expression or removing blemishes from a portrait. By simplifying complexity and speeding up time-consuming processes, Neural Filters and other AI-powered features give Photoshop users more time to do what they love – create.
Improved Multi-Surface Experiences
Photoshop delivers an approachable and intuitive experience across desktops, iPads and browsers, enabling creators to work wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. Photoshop on the iPad continues evolving to ease creation on tablets. iPad users gain access to Photoshop’s powerful one-tap Content-Aware Fill and Remove Background features, using AI to accurately replace unwanted elements in photos so creators and editors can work faster.
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TeraRecon | October 20, 2022
TeraRecon, an industry leader in advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) for medical imaging, announced the launch of its next-generation Eureka Clinical AI platform. Designed to support the communication infrastructure and enable collaboration for the entire care team, the platform serves as an end-to-end clinical application integrating multiple AI algorithms and workflows. Eureka Clinical AI supports dual desktop and mobile viewers for cross-specialty collaboration and patient-specific sharing of AI results to accelerate timely access to mission critical images and insights.
The Eureka Clinical AI platform is unique in supporting third-party, customer-developed, and TeraRecon-developed AI algorithms in one unified workflow with clear model-management capabilities. TeraRecon's recently released TR Neuro for neurovascular emergencies is an example of one such application. A specialized, universal viewer gives clinicians the option to directly interact with the AI results, including a unique and patented approval and rejection facility, before confirming the AI findings to the enterprise reporting system. The Eureka Clinical AI platform is supplemented by TR Analytics, providing critical insights to monitor productivity and platform utilization, individual AI algorithm performance.
"We are excited with the Eureka Clinical AI platform and its capabilities in executing 3rd party AI algorithms, such as InferVision's InferRead CT Lung AI.", said Matt Dewey, Chief Information Officer at Wake Radiology. "I was especially impressed with the collaboration between Wake Radiology, TeraRecon and InferVision to streamline procurement and deployment of the AI solution. This has led to efficient readings for our radiologists reducing the time it takes to review lung CT".
"A high-performance AI ecosystem is fundamentally built on four key pillars. "Comprehensive ability to host all forms of AI including customer developed, TeraRecon developed and 3rd party algorithms. Physician-centric in that the platform enables the clinician and reaffirms their role in the decision-making process and diagnosis. Integrated in that the AI platform can serve as the single point of access for consolidating AI solutions minimizing the burden to procure new AI algorithms, standardizing the deployment process, and seamlessly integrating into providers' enterprise imaging systems. Finally, enable AI solution performance to be fully transparent to further provide confidence in AI and the scope of where it should be applied. These pillars must be built on a solid foundation of a vendor agnostic platform that is AI ready, scalable, secure, and robust. TeraRecon's solution is the only one on the market that delivers on these promises today".
Dan McSweeny, President of TeraRecon
TeraRecon has a long history of innovating, developing, and launching best in KLAS advanced visualization solutions. TeraRecon is a leading provider of AI driven advanced visualization solutions tailored to multiple specialties to automate workflow, assist physician efficiency and potentially improve outcomes. As a result, TeraRecon now serves more than 1300 health sites around the globe bringing innovative solutions to improve diagnosis and pre-treatment planning. With the launch of the Eureka Clinical AI platform, TeraRecon expands into the AI platform market furthering its mission to deliver AI powered solutions that improve outcomes, streamline workflows and reduce burnout for clinicians.
Serving 1,300 clinical sites globally, TeraRecon, a ConcertAI company, is a Best in KLAS solution provider for AI-empowered radiology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, and vascular surgery. Awarded the 2020, 2021, and 2022 KLAS Category Leader for Advanced Visualization, TeraRecon solutions are independent of any one manufacturer's imaging equipment or PACS system, allowing a single, unified, and simplified clinical workflow that can improve efficiencies and deliver actionable physician-guided insights.
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