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Teleport back to any moment and revisit your memories
Wist Labs is developing a smartphone app that turns everyday videos into virtual reality (VR) experiences, similar to a concept from Netflix's "Black Mirror".
Vivid, the VR application, is currently in its beta stage and is designed to work with the Quest VR headset.
Record memorable moments.
Upload them to the VR headset.
Watch and interact with these experiences in a 3D VR world.
Invite friends to join in these VR memories.
Capture, save, and relive your memories
The app captures the 3D aspects of footage, transforming regular recordings into immersive, three-dimensional environments. Users can revisit their past, with options to:
This technology is reminiscent of "Black Mirror's" episode 'The Entire History of You,' where characters access memories through an implanted device. However, in Vivid's case, the memories are captured using a smartphone equipped with:
3D capture software.
Andrew McHugh, the founder of Wist, believes that the right mix of sensor technology and software can create spatial moments that users can step back into, offering a new way to preserve and relive memories.
This innovation by Wist Labs illustrates the evolving capabilities of VR, expanding its applications from entertainment and professional training to personal memory capture and reliving experiences.
With the VR market rapidly growing and impacting various sectors, technologies like Vivid present exciting possibilities for the future of digital interaction and personal storytelling.
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🗓️ Top unforgettable AI moments of 2023:
Let's review some of the major AI advances in 2023:
OpenAI and Microsoft's $10 billion deal brought GPT-3 into Microsoft's offerings, challenging competitors like Google (link)
Microsoft's Bing Chat, powered by GPT-4, reached over 100 million users (link)
OpenAI's GPT-4, handling text and images, excelled in LSAT, SAT, and Bar exams (link)
HeyGen's AI created photorealistic avatars from text prompts (link)
Midjourney's V5 image generator produced extremely realistic images (link)
Adobe launched Firefly, an AI tool for copyright-free image generation (link)
Runway's Gen-2 introduced advanced text-to-video creation (link)
Amazon unveiled humanoid robots (link)
Anthropic's Claude 2 emerged, excelling in summarizing lengthy documents (link)
OpenAI upgraded ChatGPT with voice and image capabilities (link)
Alibaba Group introduces a technique for generating animations from a reference image and a series of poses with the animation (link)
Midjourney released V6, enhancing art generation with better text interpretation and 2x sharper images (link)
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🔮 10 Predictions for AI in 2024
Nvidia's New Direction: Nvidia is starting its own cloud services to compete with companies like Amazon and Google, which are making their own AI chips.
Stability AI's Rocky Road: Stability AI, a startup, is likely to close down due to money problems and losing key staff.
LLMs Losing Limelight: The term "large language model" will be used less as AI models become more complex and do more than just text processing.
Closed vs. Open AI Models: AI models that are not shared publicly (closed-source) will keep performing better than those that are open to everyone.
The Rise of Chief AI Officers: Big companies will start having a Chief AI Officer to focus on AI strategies, similar to having a Chief Cloud Officer in the past.
Ilya Sutskever Leaves OpenAI: Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI's chief scientist, may leave for a new position in 2024 after regretting his involvement in a failed attempt to remove CEO Sam Altman.
AI will remember you: In 2024, these models will improve, remembering users over multiple sessions and handling tasks like booking flights and filing expenses.
Microsoft and OpenAI: The partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI may face problems as they start competing more and have different goals.
AI Hype Swings Back to Crypto: Some of the excitement around AI will shift back to cryptocurrencies as the market changes.
AI's Copyright Conundrum: A court might decide that AI models trained on internet data are breaking copyright laws, which could lead to a big legal battle.
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✨ Moonvalley.ai is a text-to-video generative AI model that creates cinematic and animated videos from simple text prompts.
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Ubisoft’s new MoSAR can turn a single portrait image into a relightable 3D avatar with detailed geometry and rich reflectance maps at 4K resolution.
NVIDIA Research presents Align Your Gaussians (AYG), a method for Text-to-4D that combines text-to-video, text-guided 3D-aware multiview and regular text-to-image diffusion models to generate high-quality dynamic 4D assets
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