All posts by Andrew LeVasseur

Professor, Experience Design at VCU Brandcenter

National Geographic: How Virtual Reality Affects Actual Reality

How Virtual Reality Affects Actual Reality
National Geographic

The technology helps quarterbacks learn plays, first responders recover from PTSD, and everyone get a grip on climate change. Read the full story

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NYTimes.com: Augmented Reality: How We’ll Bring the News Into Your Home

From The New York Times:

Augmented Reality: How We’ll Bring the News Into Your Home

The New York Times is about to expand our journalism so you can experience it in three dimensions, just by picking up your phone.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/01/sports/olympics/nyt-ar-augmented-reality-ul.html

MIT Technology Review: The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions
MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. I recently saw a story in ­MarketWatch that said robots will take half of today’s jobs in 10 to 20 years. It even had a graphic to prove the numbers. The claims are ludicrous. (I try to maintain professional language, but sometimes …) For instance, the story appears to say that we will go from one million grounds and Read the full story

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Fast Company: Why Venture Capitalists Aren’t Funding The Businesses We Need

Why Venture Capitalists Aren’t Funding The Businesses We Need
Fast Company

If you’re looking for money to start a new business, it helps to be white, male, attractive-looking, and living in a place like Boston or San Francisco. Better still, you want to have gone to a top-ranked university. People with these sorts of profiles win the lion’s share of funding from VC firms. In 2014, Harvard Business School academic Alison Wood Brooks conducted a series of experiments designed to tease out the biases funders have toward certain groups. She found that male entrepreneurs Read the full story

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