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This Week in XR Podcast

Weekly Review of the latest news in XR


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  • This Week In XR July 12th, 2024 ft. Chandra Devam, CEO Aris MD

    48:23
    Another big news week finds AMD snapping up Silo AI for $655M. Captions lip dub co raises $60M. Odyssey AI out of stealth with hi-res gen-AI. Infinite Reality Raises $350M, Acquires LandVault in stock deal. Apple is launching the Iphone 16 with AI this fall, but Siri won't be out until Spring 2025. Samsung includes Bixby in its new launch. Our guest is Chandra Devam, CEO of Arismd, a ten year old company that created technology for X-Ray vision. Thank you to our sponsor, Zappar!Don't forget to like, share, and follow for more! Follow us on all socials @ThisWeekInXR!https://linktr.ee/thisweekinxr

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  • This Week In XR June 20th, 2024 ft. Tony Parisi, AWE XR Hall of Fame Inductee, author, executive, entrepreneur

    58:50
    This week the news was all about AI, music labels sue AI music generators Suno and Udio. Etched raises $120M to make AI Chips. Emergence AI scores $97.2M to make AI agents for white-collar work. We share our hot takes on Augmented World Expo, which wrapped last week. Tony, a true XR OG and an old friend, joined Rony in the AWE Hall of Fame last week. We're talking about art, music, copyrights, problems in Hollywood, and the responsibilities (or lack thereof) of American companies. Thank you to our sponsor, Zappar!Don't forget to like, share, and follow for more! Follow us on all socials @ThisWeekInXR!https://linktr.ee/thisweekinxr
  • This Week In XR June 20th, 2024 Episode 200, live from AWE

    54:58
    This 200th episode of "This Week in XR" is recorded with a live audience on AWE's Expo Stage on June 20, 2024. This is the 15th edition of the largest XR conference and expo in the world. We invited five guests who have never been on our show, AWE Program director Sonya Haskins, developer and blogger, Tony Vitillo, Cosmo Scharf, founder of VRLA, and Jenni Ogden, founder of Eye-Q Productions, which specializes in volumetric capture. We shared TWIXR's 2020 origin story, our views of the 15th show, our personal XR journeys, which included Sonya's touching and dramatic tale of self-discovery. We are joined midway by the very first guest, Sarah Hill, founder and CEO of Healium. She's a former broadcaster with an air of professionalism we hoped would rub off on us. Then Andrea Lowery of AWE brought us a cake! Be sure to listen to the end to hear our predictions for AWE 2028. Thank you to our sponsor, Zappar!Don't forget to like, share, and follow for more! Follow us on all socials @ThisWeekInXR!https://linktr.ee/thisweekinxr
  • This Week In XR June 14th, 2024 ft. Jeri Ellsworth, CEO and Co-Founder of Tilt Five

    55:58
    This week is show #199. Our guest is Jeri Ellsworth, CEO and Co-Founder of Tilt Five. Next week we'll record show #200 in front of a live audience at AWE in Long Beach, CA. This week we review Apple AI (Apple Intelligence), their cross-platform AI implementation. Also in the news, Mistral raises $600 M to compete with OpenAI, Google, Meta, and Anthropic. Sandbox metaverse raises $20M, and achieves unicorn status while unicorn VR Chat lays off 30% of its staff. Jeri Ellsworth is co-founder of the AR tabletop game hardware company Tilt Five, which creates PC-based 3D AR board games that play on a reflective mat. Hardware is hard. Harder when it also needs great software. With Nintendo as its guiding light, against the odds, Tilt Five is building momentum. Thank you to our sponsor, Zappar!Don't forget to like, share, and follow for more! Follow us on all socials @ThisWeekInXR!https://linktr.ee/thisweekinxr
  • This Week In XR June 10th, 2024 ft. Ori Inbar, Exec Dir and co-founder, AWE

    45:35
    Ted and Charlie welcome Ori Inbar, who is celebrating AWE's 15th anniversary by moving the June 18 - 20 show from Silicon Valley to Long Beach. In the news, big raises for Pika Labs ($80M) and Twelve Labs ($50M) that can understand video. Wevr, maker of the seminal VR experience The Blu, raises $3.5M. The CEO of Sony Pictures says he is "all in" on cinematic AI. Amidst layoffs in Microsoft mixed reality, Micrososft admits the fate of the HoloLens is in the hands of the US Army. With Ori, we discussed the move to Long Beach, which will draw more of an LA crowd, his famous keynotes and tech tricks, the vision pro, the AWE Hall of Fame, and the best of AWE over the years. Palmer Lucky says he is making a new VR headset, to be revealed at the show. Thank you to our sponsor, Zappar!Don't forget to like, share, and follow for more! Follow us on all socials @ThisWeekInXR!https://linktr.ee/thisweekinxr
  • This Week In XR May 31st, 2024 ft. Amy Peck, CEO EndeavorXR

    46:19
    Our guest is XR consultant and thought leader, Amy Peck, CEO of EndeavorXR, but first, it's Ted's birthday, and yes, we sing (sorry). After a brief celebration, we talked about Elon's monumental $6B raise for xAI, and Google's new partnership with Magic Leap, renewing a love affair that began in 2014, when Google made a whopping $500M bet on the nascent company. As Amy joins us, Rony gives us an insider look at Magic Leap's early days. Amy's focus on enterprise applications of XR, wearables and AI, led us to a state of the industry conversation, and some thoughts about the upcoming Augmented World Expo June 18 - 20 in Long Beach, CA.Thank you to our sponsor, Zappar!Don't forget to like, share, and follow for more! Follow us on all socials @ThisWeekInXR!https://linktr.ee/thisweekinxrAmy's Social links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypeckxr/YouTube: http://bit.ly/PeckYouTubeTwitter: https://twitter.com/amypeckxrInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/amypeck_xrFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/amypeckXR
  • This Week In XR May 24th, 2024 ft. Jon Vlassopulos, CEO of Napster

    50:48
    This week our guest is Jon Vlassopulos, CEO of Napster, which is now a streaming platform with 170 M + tracks. In the news Scarjo v. OpenAI, data-tagging Scale AI snared another Billion dollar round, Series F, at a 13B valuation. Suno, the text-to-music generator, raised $125 M. A dying man is trying to clone himself in AI. Jon brings a wealth of experience in the music business, where he started as a DJ turned-Bertelsmann. Thank you to our sponsor, Zappar!Don't forget to like, share, and follow for more! Follow us on all socials @ThisWeekInXR!https://linktr.ee/thisweekinxr