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AI Photos, Drones, Remote work, and the Power of Focused Design
Weekly Roundup of AI, Technology, and UX
Here’s the latest news, resources, and use cases from the world of product, UX, AI and technology. Let’s go:
📸 AI Photos
👩💼 Remote Work
💡Power of Focused Design
Mobile Gaming and the Future of AR, VR, and the Metaverse
With extensive experience in mobile gaming, as well as spatial data and real estate, Beau Button co-founded Atlas Reality, a mobile gaming company that bridges the digital and physical worlds. On this episode, we discuss how he’s created augmented reality games like Atlas Earth, plans for Web3 games like Atlas Mars, and the future of blockchain in gaming, content creation, and beyond.
We also discuss our favorite old school video game consoles from NeoGeo to Commodore 64. And the future of AR/VR, designing games in VR, and the future of the metaverse as a presentation layer. As well as the use of artificial intelligence in gaming and software development.
News and Useful Reads
It’s interesting to think about the fact that we’re no longer capturing reality, but creating a different version of it. When we look back in 20 years, it will be on photos that aren’t necessarily honest with us.
In our pursuit of perfection, it can feel like AI is asking for the very thing we shouldn’t so quickly give over: the substance of our lived realities.
It was only a matter of time before we saw military applications of AI and autonomous drones (and who knows, maybe they’ve happened previously).
Ukrainian attack drones equipped with artificial intelligence are now finding and attacking targets without human assistance, New Scientist has learned, in what would be the first confirmed use of autonomous weapons or “killer robots”.
Along the same lines as I wrote earlier this week (story above), remote work continues to be an interesting subject. And regionally varies, with some states having high remote work while others are mostly back in offices.
there’s still a lot of debate around the pandemic-born trend. Only 2 days ago, for example, a Stanford economics professor argued that remote work is “here to stay” and declared the 5-day office work week “dead” in an opinion piece for the NYT.
Sometimes the best solutions to problems come from focusing very narrowly, even on a single person. And then we can zoom out from that and make it more general. But by being specific, we avoid getting bogged down in every scenario or possibility and focus on solving singular problems.
Instead of scaling up to find impact, sometimes you can do more significant work by scaling down. And focusing on a single person can lead to breakthroughs in science and business as well.