The Augmented World Expo (AWE) recently took place, showcasing the latest advancements in extended reality (XR) technology. This groundbreaking event left attendees in awe as they explored the exhibition floor, discovering remarkable trends that are reshaping our perception of reality. In this blog post, we will delve into the highlights of AWE and provide a synopsis of the exciting XR News covered in the event.
Last week, Alt Ethos, a leading Metaverse and Experiential Design Studio, presented its weekly XR News from AWE. The team shared captivating insights into the world of XR, keeping viewers ahead of the curve with the latest updates on the Metaverse, XR, and Web3 technologies. The video accompanying this blog post captures the essence of their coverage, providing a visual journey through the exhibition floor and showcasing the extraordinary trends unveiled at AWE.
As attendees ventured through the bustling AWE exhibition floor, they were greeted by an electrifying atmosphere. AR glasses stole the spotlight, capturing the imagination of all who encountered them. AWE served as a testament to the transformative power of AR, revealing its ability to shape the future and redefine our reality.
AWE provided an invaluable networking platform where professionals, enthusiasts, and industry leaders came together to exchange ideas and forge new connections. The collaborative spirit permeated the event, fueling innovation and propelling the XR industry forward.
The AWE exhibition floor showcased a wide array of XR products and experiences that left visitors astounded. Cutting-edge headsets transported users to captivating virtual realms, pushing the boundaries of immersion and realism. Haptic devices enriched the XR landscape with tactile feedback, creating a truly multisensory adventure. From VR shoes that allowed users to walk in someone else’s shoes to innovative AR headset prototypes with improved comfort and resolution, the diversity of XR experiences at AWE was truly remarkable.
One of the most highly anticipated highlights of AWE was the unveiling of Apple’s spatial computing headset. This long-awaited release showcased Apple’s commitment to innovation, with a product that promises to redefine the XR landscape. After years of development, this headset is set to revolutionize the impact of AR on our daily lives, presenting a game-changing opportunity for XR technology.
Check out the video accompanying this blog to witness the exhilarating journey through AWE, where the Alt Ethos team provides an in-depth exploration of the remarkable trends that took XR to the next level.
The Augmented World Expo (AWE) proved to be an awe-inspiring event, unveiling remarkable trends that are shaping the future of extended reality. As showcased in the video accompanying this blog post, Alt Ethos’ XR News coverage captured the excitement and innovation that filled the exhibition floor. Stay tuned for more updates from Alt Ethos as they continue to keep us ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of XR.
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.
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Themed Future-Proofing Museums & New Realities, the New Mexico Association of Museums (NMAM) will offer their annual conference in an innovative, live-streaming format. Alt Ethos experiential design studios hosts NMAM’s 2020 virtual event. Alt Ethos’ CEO, Ethan Bach will present at the conference, as will his 14-year-old daughter who will hold a demonstration in Minecraft. Over 40 talented speakers in the Museum industry will present at this year’s annual conference. The conference is held November 4-6, 2020. Registration for the conference starts at $38 . You can register here.
The conference theme, Future-Proofing Museums & New Realities, will explore the process of anticipating, coping, and preparing for future impacts beyond our immediate control. Changes in our world, including climate change, technological advances, shifting demographics, and a global pandemic are transforming all aspects of museum and cultural work, from marketing and fundraising, policies and procedures, and collections management, to visitor experience. NMAM, a professional interest group for the museum field, isleading by example as they continue to provide their network with professional development and support. Museums are faced with site closures, staff reductions, budget cuts, and even the specter of permanent closure. According to NMAM President Adrienne Trunk Boggs: “We cannot allow this to happen in New Mexico. Museums are key to our social recovery from Coronavirus. The nature of how we serve our communities must evolve to ensure that museums remain relevant for the next seven generations.”
Alt Ethos’s CEO, Ethan Bach will speak on technology, museums, and the future. He has a long history with NMAM and it’s partners. Bach served at the Institute of American Indian Arts for over ten years with his most recent role as the Digital Dome Director where he led 360 research and education at the Digital Dome @ IAIA. Bach also provided media consulting and services for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs during his time living in Santa Fe.
The featured keynote address will be delivered by noted Chicana writer and cultural activist Denise Chavez and the full program includes half-day workshops, interactive networking opportunities, a variety of streaming multimedia productions, a virtual expo and tech showcase for vendors and sponsors, and live sessions on a variety of themes, including online learning, planning for continued disruption, human rights, and cultural equity. The program will culminate with live virtual exhibit tours. “It’s an honor to collaborate with NMAM to ease them into their first virtual conference.
The New Mexico Association of Museums (NMAM) Annual Conference is held November 4-6, 2020. Basic Registration for the conference is just $38. You can get your registration here.