AI Business Podcast 33: The summer of tech

Talking about virtual worlds for business, Facebook’s new glasses – and coders coding coders out of jobs

Max Smolaks

September 21, 2021

Talking about virtual worlds for business, Facebook’s new glasses – and coders coding coders out of jobs

We are back for the second season, to bring you even more stories from the fringes of artificial intelligence and emerging tech!

AI Business · AI Business Podcast 33: The summer of tech

This week, the editorial team at AI Business looks at the most important stories of the summer – and attempts to predict which will make the biggest impact on the AI landscape.

We start with the idea of a metaverse/omniverse that is gaining serious traction, with Nvidia now offering businesses tools to create detailed 3D copies of their real-world assets that operate based on real-world data. Virtualize all the things!

Next on the agenda are Facebook’s smart glasses – produced in collaboration with Ray-Ban, and ostensibly designed to film everything in sight, much like Snap’s Spectacles. Are we finally OK with the idea of being surveilled all the time, or are these liable to get the wearer punched in the face?

The third trend of note is automated code generation with AI. The latest and most notable effort in this space involves Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI – exactly the names you would expect to make code auto-completion practical and easy to use. What will this mean for today’s software developers?

And finally, we take a look at what’s happening with our favourite tech billionaires. They are all going to space – but unfortunately keep coming back. AI has a role to play here, too – helping us manage thousands of objects in orbit and clean up space rubbish.

We also cover: Digital Twins! Second Life! Moon colonies! Svalbard!

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