The Intel RealSense SDK allows developers to create more immersive applications for gaming using Intel's RealSense camera technology. The SDK offers developers several immersive gaming features with the aim of variety and customization. Features include: integrated hand/finger tracking, facial analysis, augmented reality, background segmentation, 3D scanning and reconstruction, and speech recognition and synthesis.
Google has released the Google Poly API which developers can use to search for, download, and use 3D objects and scenes in AR/VR applications. The API is read-only and provides a list of 3D assets with many filters such as keyword, category, asset type, popularity, and complexity.
Most of us would know exactly what the phrases 'slug bug', 'punch bug' or 'punch beetle' mean. They're normally associated with sudden shrieks and a punch in the arm. I'm talking about that old car game that created hours of fun for any kid on a boring car journey. The object of the game was to be the first to spot a Volkswagen Beetle, call out 'slug bug' and punch the other player in the arm. Using Google Street View Imagery via the Google Maps API, Volkswagen has brought this much-loved, old tradition into the modern digital world. Now anyone, anywhere can play the game without ever having to be in a car.
Salesforce has introduced new Einstein Platform Services and APIs including Einstein Sentiment, Einstein Intent, and Einstein Object Detection. Developers can use these services to build CRM apps that leverage machine learning capabilities such as image recognition and natural language processing.