Magic Leap’s Mica available for hands-on demos in Unreal Engine Booth during GDC

Mica was developed in Unreal Engine by a team of Magic Leap specialists to deliver a convincing digital human within a spatial computing environment. Based around the idea of human-centered rather than data-centered AI, Mica aims to enhance the lives of individual users, with cultural, behavioral, and other contexts taken into account. AI also drives Mica’s ability to look users in the eye and orient her position relative to them, enabling her to achieve a greater level of comfort with users.

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/magic-leap-s-mica-available-for-hands-on-demos-in-unreal-engine-booth-during-gdc?

China’s Chilling ‘Social Credit System’ Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It’s Already Switched On

“According to China’s Communist Party, the system will “allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step”.

To pull this off, the unprecedented scheme will harness the immense reach of China’s technological infrastructure: some 200 million CCTV cameras, according to a report by Australia’s Foreign Correspondent.

The idea is these ever-watchful eyes will be hooked up to facial recognition systems, and cross-checked with financial, medical records, and legal records – with the whole apparatus regulated and interpreted by advanced, big-data-crunching AI networks.”

https://www.sciencealert.com/china-s-dystopian-social-credit-system-science-fiction-black-mirror-mass-surveillance-digital-dictatorship

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

“The Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology, or N3, program aims to combine the speed and processing power of computers with humans’ ability to adapt to complex situations, DARPA said. In other words, the technology would let people control, feel and interact with a remote machine as though it were a part of their own body.”

 

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2018/07/pentagon-wants-bring-mind-controlled-tech-troops/149776/