Defining Digital: Connecting Gamers & Creators with Supercharged + Flexible Tech Driven by AI and ML

Companies are leveraging ML and AI across a multitude of product surface areas
Companies are leveraging ML and AI across a multitude of product surface areas
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NEW YORK - June 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are increasingly powering social media. From onboarding people on the platform to connecting them with relevant conversations, companies are defining our digital age by leveraging ML and AI across a multitude of product surface areas.

In fact, companies are advancing this tech building out research groups and focusing on key strategic areas such as natural language processing, reinforcement learning, ML ethics, recommendation systems, and graph deep learning.

In a new episode of "Defining Digital", Sony is forging the latest technology in Cinema and NVIDIA is fueling an explosion of digital media. While LinkedIn, Twitter, Activision and Electronic Arts hustle to stay ahead of the pack.

In our lead story, Sony has figured out a way to push high frame rates up to 90 frames per second at 6K. The company achieved this technology advancement with its VENICE full-frame digital motion picture camera, which boasts these additional High Frame Rate capabilities and added workflow flexibility with a new Version 5.0 firmware update planned for January 2020.

We will spare you the long list of spec details, but this addition enables VENICE to capture three times slow motion at 24p, even in 6K. In other words, cinematographers can utilize the same camera across multiple speeds, maintaining the full-frame shallow depth of field, as well as the high picture quality of oversampling in 6K.

"We have continued to evolve VENICE to meet the needs of top talent" said Neal Manowitz, DP at Sony Electronics. "The new Version 5.0 firmware will allow the camera to be even more flexible, ultimately increasing its benefit and versatility to all cinematographers."

Notable projects shot on VENICE include this summer's action thriller "21 Bridges", "Bad Boys for Life" and the Johnny Depp drama "Minamata".

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Sony also announced that TRUSTDOCK, Japan's only provider of e-KYC (Know Your Consumer) / identity verification APIs has announced new investment from STRIVE, 500 Startups Japan, Sony Innovation Fund, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Mizuho Capital, and SMBC Venture Capital.

With the investment, TRUSTDOCK will accelerate its efforts to build a social infrastructure by offering "digital identity" that is compliant with laws and regulations in different industries, including the e-KYC requirements of Japan's new Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Meanwhile, gamers and creators were the focus of Computex, Asia's largest annual technology trade gathering. Santa Clara-based NVIDA kicked off the show.

NVIDIA launched the gaming-monitor market six year ago with G-SYNC. Now on track for more than $3 billion in sales this year, the momentum continues with the world's first 4K mini-LED display and a 35-inch curved display, as well as new laptops.

Undergirding it all: Turing — NVIDIA's latest GPU architecture. It boasts as many as 18 billion transistors and unrivaled power efficiency. And it reinvents graphics with Tensor Cores, which bring AI to graphics and real-time ray tracing with RT cores.

"Every child born today will be a gamer, and a creator" said company SVP, Jeff Fisher. "These two markets represent a huge opportunity today and well into the future."

40 million creators are fueling an explosion of digital media. PC gaming, meanwhile, continues to thrive, even as it becomes increasingly mobile.

NVIDIA's thin-and-light Max-Q design is steadily driving laptop gaming forward. Gaming laptops alone are now a $15 billion market, Fisher explained, up 10x in five years, with more than 100 gaming laptops hitting the market this year.

The company also announced EGX, an accelerated computing platform enabling industries such as manufacturing, healthcare and transportation to quickly harness real-time AI at the edge, and all new Quadro RTX mobile GPUs delivering AI, ray tracing and VR to mobile form factors.

In other news, LinkedIn plans to acquire Drawbridge, a San Mateo, CA based technology company. Financial terms were not disclosed. LinkedIn plans to integrate Drawbridge's technology into its marketing solutions portfolio to help customers better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns.

Twitter has acquired Fabula AI (Fabula), a London-based start-up, with a world-class team of machine learning researchers who employ graph deep learning to detect network manipulation. "Graph deep learning is a novel method for applying powerful ML techniques to network-structured data" said the company. "The result is the ability to analyze very large and complex datasets describing relations and interactions, and to extract signals in ways that traditional ML techniques are not capable of doing.

In gaming news, Call of Duty will make its highly-anticipated return on October 25th. The all-new title, published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, features a unified narrative experience and progression across a heart racing, an epic single-player story, an action-packed multiplayer playground, and new cooperative gameplay.

The tech behind the game is not trivial. It utilizes the latest advancements in visual engineering, including a physically-based material system allowing for state of the art photogrammetry. It will also feature a new hybrid tile-based streaming system, new PBR decal rendering system, volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing and a new GPU geometry pipeline.

Meanwhile, Electronic Arts and visionary German studio Jo-Mei Games will release Sea of Solitude on July 5.

"Defining Digital" is produced by The Tech Video Project, and sponsored by RestonLogic, cloud wizards leveraging over 10 years experience helping companies automate, transform and build highly-secure and stable systems. Click over to RestonLogic dot com to book a strategy session today.

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