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Five Ways Business Leaders Can Revolutionize Operations in 2023 utilizing the Metaverse

Five Ways Business Leaders Can Revolutionize Operations in 2023 utilizing the Metaverse

The Metaverse is more than just a buzzword – it’s a whole new world of possibilities waiting to be explored! In 2023, this revolutionary technology is expected to become even more prevalent and transform how businesses operate. But what exactly can business leaders do to stay ahead of the curve and reap the benefits of the Metaverse?

Here are five exciting ways businesses can revolutionize their operations using the Metaverse:

ONE. The Metaverse isn’t just a gaming platform – it’s a whole new way of life! With virtual worlds where users can interact and build communities, buy virtual and real goods, and engage in fun activities, the possibilities are endless.

TWO. Imagine having a virtual presence that reduces costs significantly – that’s the Metaverse advantage! By creating a virtual office space, businesses can eliminate expenses associated with physical offices like rent and utilities.

THREE. The Metaverse offers businesses a chance to showcase their products in a whole new way! Virtual stores can be created where customers can interact with products and make purchases in a virtual environment, providing engaging and memorable experiences that increase brand awareness and retention.

FOUR. Virtual offices not only reduce costs but also improve employee engagement and productivity. The Metaverse eliminates Zoom fatigue and fosters deeper connections between employees that increase retention.

FIVE. Businesses that embrace the Metaverse gain a competitive advantage, attracting and retaining customers and top talent. By positioning themselves as industry leaders and pioneers in the digital transformation space, businesses can create a bright future with endless possibilities.

Don’t miss out on the Metaverse revolution – schedule a free consultation with our Metaverse Design experts today! Let us help you explore how this technology can revolutionize your business operations and create immersive experiences for your customers and employees.

Revolutionize Your iPhone Experience with ChatGPT and Siri Integration

Revolutionize Your iPhone Experience with ChatGPT and Siri Integration

If you are like us, we are tired of Siri’s limitations. We found a great solution we want to share with you; adding ChatGPT to your Siri function. With ChatGPT over Siri, you can enjoy a more natural and conversational interaction with your virtual assistant, making it easy to get things done.

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to add ChatGPT to your Siri function, so you can have an AI-powered language model available at your fingertips. And to make it even better, we’ll also share tips and tricks at the end of the instructions to help you optimize your ChatGPT experience, including how to stop Siri from cutting you off mid-command and how to use Siri while driving.

Step 1:

Open your iPhone web browser and go to the OpenAI platform website: https://platform.openai.com. If you haven’t already, create an account or log in to your existing account.

Step 2:

Tap on the hamburger menu located in the top right corner of the page to bring up the menu. Then, select your account from the options provided.

Step 3:

From the Account page, select “View API keys.” *note you must have a paid ChatGPT account to activate APIs
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Step 4:

Click “Create new secret key” and copy the API key generated for you.

Step 5:

Navigate to Yue-Yang’s Github page on your iPhone.

Step 6:

Scroll down and select “ChatGPT Siri 1.2.2 (English Version).”

Step 7:

Tapping the link will automatically launch the Shortcuts app, so make sure you are doing this on your iPhone. Select “Set Up Shortcut.”

Step 8:

When the “Configure This Shortcut” screen pops up, paste your OpenAI API key into the text field provided.

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Step 9:

Once you have pasted your API key, select “Add Shortcut.”

Step 10:

In the Shortcuts app, tap and hold on the “ChatGPT 1.2.2” tile, then choose “Rename.” We recommend giving it a simpler name, like “Smart Siri,” to make it easier for Siri to understand. Once you’ve renamed it, you can simply say “Hey Siri, [Renamed Shortcut]” to activate it.

Step 11:

That’s it! You’re all set to start using ChatGPT with Siri on your iPhone. For a more detailed guide on how to optimize your ChatGPT experience, check out our consulting offerings to optimize your organization.

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Tips and tricks: (coming soon)

 

For more productivity tips using AI, check out our XR Consulting where we help companies like yours 10x productivity using strategy, AI, and cutting-edge technology. IM us and together let’s make the most of what technology has to offer! Contact Us!

Tech Showdown: AR vs VR and a Game-Changing Wearable Device You Won’t Believe! XR News in 5 Minutes

Tech Showdown: AR vs VR and a Game-Changing Wearable Device You Won’t Believe! XR News in 5 Minutes

In this week’s episodes, we will discuss the race between AR and VR and its impact on smartphone

market and there is a major disruptor this week with new technology from Humane that will  blow your mind!

 

Hi there! I’m Ethan Bach, and I’m thrilled to be coming to you from Alt Ethos, a Metaverse, and Experiential Design Studio in our weekly roundup. In under 5 minutes, we’ll be giving you the latest Metaverse, XR, and Web3 news to keep you ahead of the curve.


Today we’re talking about the ultimate showdown between AR and VR. These cutting-edge technologies are changing the way we interact with the world. Although the influence has been slow due to hardware and technology development for wearables, with the help of ai we are sure to see the technology and designs change significantly in the near future.

 

Alright, so, VR has been owning the market so far in this race, with big hitters like Sony, HTC, and Meta with Oculus dominating the market. But headset sales still pale to comparison of other tech adoption such as smartwatches.  But the tables may turn soon, as AR is expected to see the highest growth rate over the forecast period. Plus, Apple is gearing up to release AR glasses that could shake up the market later on this year. 

 

The race for AR is that it’s predicted to disrupt the smartphone market 
and in smartphone adoption of over 1 Billion sold in just 2022 in a USD $485 billion industry. At a time when Oculus has sold 20 million headsets total, Moving into the smartphone market is currently the big race.

 

Mixed reality or MX is the best of both worlds, seamlessly blending the real and virtual worlds. It’s getting more and more popular, with devices like the Oculus Quest Pro and Microsoft HoloLens taking the lead. Other companies like Magic Leap, HTC, and Varjo are also making waves in the mixed-reality space.

 

While all three technologies have their place, we predict that AR and mixed reality will have more use cases and be more widely adopted among the general public than VR. We see VR for more specific cases such as medical and surgery and gaming. The future of VR, AR, and mixed reality is still unknown, and we can’t wait to see what happens over the next few years 

OR in the next few months!

 

Check this out, 

if you have not seen this – holy cow – this is a game changer!
we’re going to talk about a newer company getting attention this week called Humane and their innovative approach to technology.

 

Humane is developing a wearable device that utilizes AI that combines a camera, sensor, and projector into one small package and acts as your personal AI assistant. You wear it on your lapel!!

This device is designed to enable people to interact with technology in a more natural and intuitive way without constantly staring at a screen or having cramped fingers and horns growing in our necks! This device can capture images and videos, detect a user’s movements and gestures, and project content on any surface.

 

What makes Humane unique is their approach to design. They focus on creating technology that respects users’ privacy. Not sure we can say the same for Meta’s and Rayban’s Smart Glasses which put privacy at risk.

 

They are challenging the status quo of tech, design, and AI. and showing that it’s possible to create technology that’s both innovative and responsible.


And watch out Apple!, they are here to disrupt in the smartphone industry – so, check this out! This demonstration that happened via a Ted talk given by Co-Founder Imran (EEm-ran) Chaudhri (Ch-AW-da-ri)  has this guy answering a phone call from his hand and like the Babblefish of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, it translated languages in real time! 

Chaudhri (Ch-AW-da-ri)  says

 “The future will not be held in your hand and it won’t be on your face either. The future of technology may almost be invisible. ”

 

We loved his presentation and man, Chaudhri’s (Ch-AW-da-ri) demeanor is so badass. We recommend you keep your eye on him and Humane as the next few years will really get exciting to see what comes next.


Thanks for tuning in to our weekly roundup of the latest in XR, Metaverse, and Web3 news. Before you go, make sure to hit that subscribe button so you never miss an episode. And don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below!

 

Next week, we have something special in store for you. We’ll be reviewing this Unreal Engine Metaverse a look at the Reality Innovators Network networking event. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it. See you next week for another exciting episode in under 5 minutes.

Meta AI: the future of digital interaction – XR news in 5 Minutes

Meta AI: the future of digital interaction – XR news in 5 Minutes

Get ready for an exciting episode this week as we explore the dynamic relationship between the metaverse and AI. We’ll also dive into the cutting-edge insights from the Future Today Institute’s 16th edition of its Tech Trends Report, which was unveiled at SXSW and bonus! we will talk about an upcoming event in amazing Metaverse that is not to be missed.

Hi there! I’m Ethan Bach, and I’m thrilled to be coming to you from Alt Ethos, a Metaverse and Experiential Design Studio in our weekly roundup. In under 5 minutes, we’ll be giving you the latest Metaverse, XR, and Web3 news to keep you ahead of the curve.

In a recent interview with Gartner director analyst Tuong (Two Nong) Nguyen (Wen) on sdxcentral.com, they discussed the impact of AI on the metaverse and vice versa. It’s clear that these two technologies are going to change the game when it comes to digital interaction.

Initially, AI will revolutionize the metaverse by allowing for personalized experiences that adapt to users’ preferences and behavior. With AI algorithms, users can expect immersive and dynamic experiences tailored to them in the 3D world. Additionally, intelligent avatars will become more human-like, using natural language processing and computer vision to communicate with users and react to their actions and emotions. We have already seen examples of this just weeks after ChatGPT came out in the metaverse Engage who customized an NPC to speak through AI and help the user to use tasks in Engage.

However the things you may not be things is how the metaverse will also fuel the development of AI technology. Let’s be honest, one reason the metaverse is so desirable for marketing is the collection of data. It’s like social media data collecting on crack. The massive amounts of data generated by users’ interactions can be used to train AI algorithms and improve their accuracy and effectiveness. This mutually beneficial relationship has exciting potential. To be fair, for those of you who are worried data mining, not all metaverse platforms will release all your data.

Of course we have to touch on the security risks to consider, such as hacking and harassment. We saw this this week with Siemens Metaverse exposer of corporate data. But not to worry just as we see stolen data from our mobile phone companies, measure will be taken to provider stronger security. And AI can help detect and prevent these malicious activities, making the metaverse a safer place for all users.

As with any new technology, there will be challenges to overcome. But as Nguyen (Wen) notes, “Like the internet, the metaverse will continue to evolve.”
We must keep an eye on these two technologies and their evolving relationship, as the potential for personalized, immersive experiences and intelligent avatars is mind-blowing.


Diving deeper into AI and Metaverse – here is a break down some serious tech news that’s going to impact every industry in 2023 and beyond. Just recently, Amy Webb launched Future Today Institute’s Emerging Tech Trend Report at SXSW 2023, and it’s got our minds blown with over 600 trends across 819 pages. But let’s cut to the chase and talk about the ones that matter most – AI and the Metaverse.
These trends are already reshaping industries and will change society as we know it. Right now we are moving from the internet age of information to interconnected data, and that means LLMs (Large Language Models) or AI will play a significant role. We’re talking AI accelerators, cloud computing, and massive neural networks that will make our current technology seem primitive. But with all of this new tech comes the need for regulation and preparation, and education on how to use AI or entire groups of people risk falling behind.
On the optimistic side, AI and the Metaverse will transform industries like medicine and education, increasing productivity and creating new tools for humanity. But on the catastrophic side, we could face aggressive data scraping and new digital divides. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. We have the power to create a better future by showing up for ourselves and each other. Let’s embrace this moment and make it count!
As we said last week, we need to show love for each other and for technology and show our best selves to move forward for the best future.

Lastly, there is an event on Wednesday that is not to be missed. Alt Ethos is proud to be a part of the future of the metaverse! We’re excited to sponsor the upcoming Metaverse Networking event, hosted by the Reality Innovators Network on the cutting-edge platform by Odyssey VR.The Reality Innovators Network , the largest Metaverse, VR/AR/XR community on LinkedIn with over 60,000 members on Linked. We have provided the link below.

That’s it for this week
Thanks for tuning in, make sure to hit subscribe and put your thoughts below, and we’ll see you next week for our first XR, Metaverse and Web3 news roundup in under 5 minutes.

Don’t miss Staying Fit in the Metaverse – Wednesday 4/19 @11am Pacific.

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Amy Webb Launches 2023 Emerging Tech Trend Report | SXSW 2023 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMUpzxZB3-Y

How AI will drive the metaverse (and vice versa — eventually) https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/analysis/how-ai-will-drive-the-metaverse-and-vice-versa-eventually/2023/04/

The Ultimate Convergence: Movies and Games Collide – XR News in 5 Minutes week of April 3, 2023

The Ultimate Convergence: Movies and Games Collide – XR News in 5 Minutes week of April 3, 2023

Our latest video from Alt Ethos, a Metaverse and Experiential Design Studio, where we’re bringing you the latest in Metaverse, XR, and Web3 news to keep you ahead of the curve. In just under 5 minutes, we’ll give you the lowdown on the industry’s hottest topics, including Disney’s recent decision to cut its Metaverse unit and Elon Musk’s call for an AI pause.

Hi there! I’m Ethan Bach, and I’m thrilled to be coming to you from Alt Ethos, a Metaverse and Experiential Design Studio in our weekly roundup. In under 5 minutes, we’ll be giving you the latest Metaverse, XR, and Web3 news to keep you ahead of the curve.

The Metaverse, XR, and Web3 industries are quickly evolving, and we’re here to keep you up-to-date. Today, we’ve got two hot topics that are shaking up the industry.
First, Disney’s recent decision to cut its Metaverse unit and let go of its entire team of 50 employees, and second, Elon Musk’s call for an AI pause, citing “risks to society.” So, let’s dive right in.

Although it’s disappointing to hear about Disney’s decision, it’s important to note that Disney is a huge entertainment company,
but Disney is not known for being a leader in storytelling and entertainment technology in recent years. They’ve been slow to embrace VR and AR and were late to the game in streaming.
So, we wouldn’t use them as a barometer for the Metaverse.

Despite Disney’s decision, the Metaverse industry as a whole is still on the rise, with tech giants like Nvidia and Amazon are active.
Bloomberg predicts that the Metaverse will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2030,

THAT’S HUGE! and we’re thrilled to witness major advancements in gamification and interactivity development in the Metaverse.

We’re are also excited to see more integration of AI, which will enable designers to create from text prompts, use AI NPCs for more dynamic interactions, and develop storytelling across various industries. Not to mention we not that Unreal Engine platform provider is currently available on browsers and will be available on mobile this year! That means an Unreal Engine Metaverse that you can access from your mobile device. Exciting times lie ahead.

Although Disney’s decision is unfortunate, it presents an excellent opportunity for other entertainment companies to step up their game and take advantage of this growing industry. For instance, our friends over at Meow Wolf can use this chance to innovate and create immersive experiences for their audiences.

Moving on, let’s talk about the recent open letter signed by some heavy hitters, such as Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Andrew Yang, calling for a six-month break on AI experiments.This call has sparked a lot of discussion about the future of AI. We asked ChatGPT its thoughts on the matter.

“As an AI language model, I recognize the benefits of progress and advancements in technology, but I also acknowledge that with great power comes great responsibility. AI can bring significant benefits to society, but we need to make sure we’re doing it in a safe, ethical, and transparent way.”

That’s where the proposed six-month pause comes in.
The letter states that It’s not about putting a complete halt on AI development but taking a step back to assess the potential risks and develop shared safety protocols. The pause will give AI researchers and policymakers time to refine AI governance systems, ensure advanced AI systems are audited and overseen by independent experts, and mitigate any potential harms before they become unmanageable.

Given the current economic climate, with a rise in unemployment expected, AI taking jobs is already happening, and it’s only going to increase.
We need to make sure that AI development remains aligned with societal values and that we’re not leaving people behind.

That’s it for this week
Thanks for tuning in, make sure to hit subscribe and put your thoughts below, and we’ll see you next week for our first XR, Metaverse and Web3 news roundup in under 5 minutes.

5 Ways XR Consulting Can Help Your Business

5 Ways XR Consulting Can Help Your Business

As the world becomes increasingly digital, businesses must adapt to stay relevant and competitive. One area where businesses can gain a significant advantage is through the use of extended reality (XR) technologies, such as Metaverse, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). XR technologies provide businesses with new ways to engage with customers, streamline operations, and train employees.

However, incorporating XR technologies into a business can be a daunting task, especially for those without experience in the field. That’s where XR Consulting comes in. XR Consulting services provide businesses with the expertise and guidance they need to leverage XR technologies effectively. In this blog post, we will explore 5 benefits of XR Consulting for businesses.

1. XR Consulting Helps Businesses Identify Opportunities
XR Consulting services can help businesses identify areas where XR technologies can be most effective. For example, if a business wants to improve its customer engagement, XR consultants can recommend VR or AR solutions that will provide customers with a more immersive and engaging experience to create memorable experiences to be shared.

2. XR Consulting Streamlines Implementation
Once a business has identified the XR technology it wants to incorporate, XR Consulting services can help with implementation. XR consultants can provide businesses with detailed plans and guidance on how to integrate XR technologies into their existing systems, minimizing disruptions and downtime and increasing productivity.

3. XR Consulting Enhances Employee Connection
XR technologies can create virtual social events. With remote working across the globe creating virtual social events that are immersive and fun help connect the team in a meaningful way that increases employee retention and workplace happiness.

4. XR Consulting Improves Customer Experience
One of the most significant benefits of XR technologies is the ability to create more engaging and immersive customer experiences. XR consultants can help businesses design and implement VR, AR, or Experiential solutions that will provide customers with unique and memorable experiences. This can help businesses stand out in crowded markets and improve customer loyalty.

5. XR Consulting Increases Efficiency
Finally, XR technologies can help businesses streamline their operations and increase efficiency. For example, MR solutions can be used to provide employees with real-time visualization, improving decision-making, creativitiy and reducing errors. XR consultants can help businesses identify and implement these solutions, improving overall efficiency and productivity.

XR Consulting services can provide businesses with the expertise and guidance they need to leverage XR technologies effectively. From identifying opportunities to improving employee connections and customer experience, XR technologies offer numerous benefits for businesses. If you’re considering incorporating XR technologies into your business, consider partnering with Alt Ethos with over three decades of experience.

Alt Ethos is not just any XR Consulting service. We’re rebels. We’re pioneers. We’re the ones who’ve been pushing the boundaries of technology for over three decades. From our experience with Department of Defense and National Science Foundation research in 360 and VR to our Emmy award-winning team, we’ve always been at the forefront of innovation.

And now, we’re bringing that expertise to businesses like yours. We’re here to help you unlock the full potential of XR technologies and take your business to the next level. With our guidance, you can improve customer engagement, streamline operations, and enhance employee connections in ways you never thought possible.

So if you’re ready to join the XR revolution, come partner with us at Alt Ethos. We’re here to help you disrupt your industry, create unforgettable experiences for your customers, and unleash your business’s full potential. Contact us today.