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VR Veterans Launch Startup for Intelligent AR Avatars

“Two veterans of immersive storytelling have banded together for a new Los Angeles-based augmented reality (AR) startup: Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and VRSE.works producer Armando Kirwin unveiled their new startup Artie Thursday, laying out a vision to bring intelligent avatars everywhere.”

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Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

“Augmented reality is a very buzzy space, but the fundamental technologies underpinning it are pushing boundaries across a lot of other verticals. Machine learning, object recognition and visual mapping tech are the pillars of plenty of new ventures, enabling there to be companies that thrive in the overlap. Phiar (pronounced fire) is building an augmented reality navigation app for drivers, but the same tech it’s built to help drivers easily pinpoint where they need to make their next turn also helps them build up rich mapping data that can give partners like autonomous car startups the high-quality data they so deeply need.”

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Immersv Scores $10.5 Million for VR Ads

“Immersv is pioneering virtual reality advertising. The Emeryville, Calif., startup develops ads aimed to be more adapted to how people consume content on mobile devices and virtual reality. Instead of flat ads or TV-like interstitial video placements, Immersv’s ad forms allow people to interact with products.”

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One quarter of all US jobs currently face "high exposure to automation"—ie, they will probably disappear. https://t.co/FmMQ4hLWR0

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Thanks to Forbes for writing about Artie and the rise of AI Avatars on mobile. ⁦@armandokirwin⁩ ⁦@ryandhorrigan⁩ https://t.co/T1sXF9jVtp

Thanks to @BeatSaber for taking K/DA to the next level... literally. POP/STARS was a brand new level of difficulty! Learn more about what it took to bring K/DA to a VR headset near you: https://t.co/B72kAXxvjl

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