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1. BMW introduced the colour changing car
At CES 2022, BMW unveiled BMW iX Flow, the colour changing car.
The car was developed in cooperation with E Ink, the originator, pioneer and commercial leader in ePaper technology.
The body panels on the car use the same technology as the displays of e-readers.
The BMW iX Flow changes colour from white to shades of grey to ultimately black.
2. The tractor that is spraying weeds while protecting in-season crops
John Deere Technology has introduced See & Spray™ Ultimate, the industry’s only factory-installed targeted sprayer.
The sprayer is a high-tech precision weed-killing device that not only reduces herbicide use but also differentiates weeds from in-season crops.
See & Spray Ultimate is revolutionizing how farmers can manage weeds to improve yields, cost efficiencies, and profitability.
It sees, targets, and kills in-season weeds using advanced cameras and machine learning.
3. The flying car we are all going to drive in the near future
In a not so distant future, there won’t be any more traffic jams or waiting at lights – flying cars will take care of that.
SkyDrive is a flying vehicle that achieves quiet and zero-operating-emission air travel.
The vehicle is compact and lightweight, emissions-free and has vertical take-off and landing.
4. The lighting fixture that acts as a sound absorber
Slice is a light-emitting, sound-absorbing design object that combines innovative functionality with expressive form.
Created by Halskov & Dalsgaard for Zero Lighting, the Slice lighting fixture features a number of concentric discs covered in felt-like sound-absorbing fabric.
5. Metaverse tools to build your presence in the metaverse
Adobe has recently released a series of tools to build immersive 3D worlds in the metaverse: Substance 3D Stager, Substance 3D Art (Painter, Designer, Sampler) and Substance 3D Designer.
Substance 3D Stager helps creators build and assemble 3D scenes.
Substance 3D Art allows creators to texture 3D assets starting from real-life photos, design complex parametric materials with full authoring control, or simply pick up a brush and paint in 3D.
With Substance 3D Designer & Modeler creators are empowered to author dynamic geometry or sculpt their model as they would in a real-world workshop.
6. HSBC Bank to enter the Metaverse with the help of The Sandbox
One of the largest international banks in the world, HSBC, has inked a partnership with the leading metaverse project The Sandbox to help it enter the rapidly developing metaverse space.
HSBC will acquire a plot of LAND which is essentially virtual real estate in The Sandbox metaverse.
“At HSBC, we see great potential to create new experiences through emerging platforms, opening up a world of opportunity for our current and future customers and for the communities we serve. Through our partnership with The Sandbox we are making our foray into the metaverse, allowing us to create innovative brand experiences for new and existing customers.”
Suresh Balaji, Chief Marketing Officer, Asia-Pacific, HSBC
7. AI to help restore lost historical texts
DeepMind has introduced Ithaca, the first deep neural network that can restore the missing text of damaged inscriptions, identify their original location, and help establish the date they were created.
Ithaca is an AI-based program that explores how machine learning can help historians better interpret these thousands of years-old inscriptions.
Evaluations show that Ithaca achieves:
- 62% accuracy in restoring damaged texts;
- 71% accuracy in identifying their original location;
- can date texts to within 30 years of their ground-truth date ranges.