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The European Union Spent Nearly $400,000 on Its Own Metaverse and No One Came to Its Virtual Party

The European Union Spent Nearly $400,000 on Its Own Metaverse and No One Came to Its Virtual Party

Would you believe that the repeated chorus of the techno beat blasting here was “that ghetto move”? Also, nearly all of the dancing digital avatars behind mine appear to be permanent fixtures of the space, not actual human visitors. Also “Public Health.”screenshot: European Union / Gizmodo If you build it, they will come. But there’s …

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Mark Zuckerberg joins the Apple bashing: It is ‘problematic for one company to control what kind of app experiences get onto a device’

Mark Zuckerberg joins the Apple bashing: It is 'problematic for one company to control what kind of app experiences get onto a device'

Mark Zuckerberg has joined the Apple-bashing party. Just hours after Spotify Technology Inc. SPOT, +5.75% Chief Executive Daniel Ek went off on Twitter, charging that Apple “gives itself every advantage while at the same time stifling innovation and hurting consumers,” it was Zuck’s turn. “Apple has sort of singled themselves out as the only company …

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Virtual Realty Exhibit Blends Art And Food At Miami Art Week 2022 – NBC 6 South Florida

Virtual Realty Exhibit Blends Art And Food At Miami Art Week 2022 – NBC 6 South Florida

A one-of-a-kind mixed-reality dining experience is open to the public at Superblue Miami during this year’s Art Week. Aerobanquets RMX combines art and gastronomy to provide a unique culinary experience featuring a menu by a Michelin-starred chef. In groups of up to 16, guests enter a space designed by Italian interdisciplinary artist Mattia Casalegno that …

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Meta and Amazon under legal spotlight in UK over surveillance

Meta and Amazon under legal spotlight in UK over surveillance

Meta and Amazon are being challenged in two separate cases over data collection for competitive advantage and surveillance-based advertising. A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook parent firm Meta at London’s High Court, demanding that Facebook stop the practice of collecting the personal data of its users for the sake of advertising and marketing. Tanya …

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Meta’s diplomatic AI, and China’s online comment censorship

Meta's diplomatic AI, and China's online comment censorship

China recently published a draft law on its forthcoming social credit system, which will eventually guide how the country builds it. The system is intended to promote trustworthiness in business, education, and almost every other aspect of life. How it will actually achieve this is far from straightforward. One example of the social credit system’s …

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This is what Meta might look like if Zuckerberg stepped down

This is what Meta might look like if Zuckerberg stepped down

The drumbeat of a looming recession gets louder and continues to claim jobs in the form of mass layoffs and executive departures. Tech companies have laid off 33,000 workers since October, including major brands such as Amazon, Microsoft, Coinbase, Twitter, Stripe, Salesforce, and Meta. Similarly, executive changes have occurred as a result of economic jitters, …

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Ad Of The Day: Meta’s First 3D Billboard Promotes Its Latest VR Headset

Ad Of The Day: Meta's First 3D Billboard Promotes Its Latest VR Headset

This is Meta’s first-ever 3D Piccadilly Lights takeover, with the wider campaign running until the end of the year. The organization has developed a holiday campaign to promote Meta Quest 2, the virtual reality (VR) headset developed by Meta Platforms. The campaign for the latest headset comes at a critical time for the company. Just …

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A|I: The AI ​​Times – Canada’s latest unicorn is a quantum computing firm

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More: Louis Têtu explains how Coveo is bucking tech trends ahead of SAAS NORTH keynote. The AI ​​Times is a weekly newsletter covering the biggest AI, machine learning, big data, and automation news from around the globe. If you want to read A|I before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using the form at …

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Facebook’s Meta to host Notorious BIG VR concert with realistic avatar

Facebook's Meta to host Notorious BIG VR concert with realistic avatar

Legendary Brooklyn rapper The Notorious BIG is coming back to life as a “hyperrealistic” avatar in recognition of the 25th anniversary of his death. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, and The Notorious BIG Estate are collaborating on the project titled “Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience” on Dec. 16. The avatar of Notorious BIG, whose …

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