VR-Book’s Release of VR Classic Fairy Tale Series

VR refers to virtual reality that uses computer graphics to create a simulated environment. The VR industry has developed at an increasingly fast speed and encompasses a broad part of our lifestyle. Among the components that construct metaverse, for example, augmented reality(AR), mixed reality(MR), VR is the most familiar one that is experiencing the most popularity. You can play sports, play a game, and meet people around the world through VR. This technology might still be very new to some Millennials or Gen Z but for Generation Alpha (born in 2000~) this technology will be very familiar in the influx of VR educational content targeted for them. Now, VR technology stepped its foot into the fairy tale realm. 

VR content production company VR Book Co., Ltd. (CEO Jeong Young-sun) announced on the 15th that it plans to release a “VR classic fairy tale series” for children. 

The series that announced its release is a combined educational content that unites the genre of classic fairy tales and virtual reality (VR). The VR classic fairy tale series, which features a unique sense of immersion and vitality, goes beyond simply reading fairy tales or watching flat animations where main characters defeat the wolves or explore whales’ stomachs.

The content will be composed of five world-loved fairy tales, including “Three Little Pigs”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “The Bremen Town Musicians”, and “Pinocchio (upper and lower volumes)”, providing both value and enjoyment. Language support is also provided in various language versions such as English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese which helps children to acquire language naturally.

Meanwhile, VR-Book which has been in the VR education business since 2015, plans to produce a total of 26 VR classic fairy tales, starting with the release of the current VR classic fairy tale series.

Chung Young-sun, CEO of VR Book said “The genre of virtual reality can be outstanding in the field of education as one can immerse oneself in fun. I believe VR classic fairy tale series could arouse interest to children who are uninterested in studying.”

It seems like a great strategy to use VR Book to draw attention to rather unpopular studying topics from students. Since the “VR classic fairy tale series” support 4 languages it will be a good language learning experience too. 

VR enables children to enjoy learning. Thus, it can be seen that VR-Book opened a great possibility for an educational industry that can be far more enjoyable. VR technology’s future seems very exciting and promising. We will have to see how far it can go but it is a great sign that metaverse can exist to serve in both entertainment and educational ways. You can enjoy VR-Book’s content on its YouTube channel too.

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Korean Startup Ji-In Aims to Solve Agricultural Challenges with AI

There exists a South Korean startup that aims to help farmers suffering from agricultural difficulties due to pests caused by climate change, use of pesticides, and volatility in markets and prices caused by complex distribution structures. Founded in September 2019, an agricultural corporation Ji-in (CEO Ho-jin Jeong) introduced an AI artificial intelligence system and launched an “Atti Farmer” project that contains customized work instruction solutions for individual and regional farmers.

As for AI technology development, it has been selected as the “AI voucher support project” by the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) and is making all-out efforts to develop technology cooperating with MTEG Co., Ltd. The name of the technology is “A pest identification and prescription system using image recognition technology”. It collects more than 150,000 pest data and learns from artificial intelligence algorithms and establishes a “one-click solution web service” that informs users of the cause, treatment, and drug recommendations. The service is scheduled to be launched in November 2021.

The biggest feature of Atti Farmer is the introduction of an AI artificial intelligence system that enables eco-friendly, high-quality, and multiple harvesting through various information optimized for agriculture and manualization of organic cultivation methods. In addition, it can be used through mobile apps and websites.

The app plans to provide information on how to grow major crops and customized work solutions for individual and regional farmers, and the Atti Farmer’s website offers more accurate agricultural manuals and pest solutions for more than 300 crops through Artificial Intelligence

Farmers can gain more convenient agricultural knowledge through agricultural chatbots and agricultural games. In addition, consumers can gain reliable agricultural information and indirect return experience through Atti Farmer Market, Atti Farmer Return Academy, and Atti Farmer’s commando experience services.

Jung Ho-jin, CEO of Ji-in, an agricultural corporation, said, ‘Starting with the development of Arti Farmer, we plan to develop a platform for direct sales and promotion of agricultural products so that not only farmers but also consumers can purchase high-quality agricultural products at reasonable prices. “We will lead healthier and more convenient agriculture by taking the lead for the future of agriculture,” he said. We can’t wait to see Atti Farmer’s promising future as a modern farming troubleshooter.

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Don’t Touch the Screen and Just Control: LitZERO

Have you ever felt inconvenient to touch the screen or touch the mouse? I had. Especially right after I put on sunblock and or makeup, and when the residues are still present on my hands, it feels disgusting to touch the screen of my tablet and phone.

Moreover, I heard screens of all kinds of smart devices and mouse are perfect for germs to prosper. But we don’t sanitize them a lot. Most of us are too lazy to wipe them well once a day or once a week even. Thus, even if you wash your hands more than 10 times a day, it is all for nothing if you touch screens or mouse.

That is why I was looking for smart controllers which will save me from many unpleasant experiences. But many smart controllers on the market are not portable, which is the worst part, and make clicking noises. Then I found this amazing smart device on Kickstarter and hope to introduce you.

The Differences of LitZERO

This small smart controller has a lot of features that stand out in the market.

High Sensitivity Static Touch – To sense the user’s fingers, LitZEROis equipped with high-sensitivity static touchpads. These static touchpads can sense over 80 touches a second to instantly respond to user inputs. When a user inputs a touch pattern, a signal intaking algorithm allows LitZERO to output 12 different touch gestures or different coordinates. The fact that I don’t need to click anything will save a lot of wrist pain.

72 Hrs of Usage with 1 Charge – This is the best feature for a lazy gadget user like me. I never want to charge anything.

Wearable Design – Unlike bulky and heavy remote controllers, LitZERO is light and portable. It looks like a key holder that you can bring anywhere. The design is really sophisticated so that you can match it with any bags or accessories.

Max 8 Device Multi-Pairing – LitZERO can be paired to 8 smart devices from your earbuds to laptops. You can basically use it to all of the smart devices you have. This feature explains why LitZERO is worth more fame.

Various Ways of Enjoying LitZERO

Like a Mouse: You can use it like a mouse moving your finger on the LitZERO smoothly. Single and double click will be done by tapping it. You can also go back and forth of the pages by stopping your move in the middle from each side of LitZERO.

Multimedia Mode: This mode is most adequate for users when listening to music while camping or trying to listen to music or answering a phone call while driving or working out. If you move your finger on the LitZERO after memorizing some touch controls, you can skip back to the previous screen, fast forward, and turn up/down the volume.

E-book / Video Mode: You can also use it while reading e-books or webcomics. You can flip through your pages with LitZERO sensing your gestures instead of you having to physically go up and touch your device’s screen which wouldn’t limit the users from watching online classes or Netflix or Hulu.

Page Mode: It has no difficulty in controlling the screen on Keynotes, PDFs, documents, or PowerPoint. LitZERO will make your presentation way cooler.

The best part is the engraved braille. This way users will be able to notice the direction they are holding under any circumstances.

Find This Amazing Smart Controller on Kickstarter!

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The Upgrade: A Complete and Detailed Guide to Help Wanna-be Programmer

Want to learn about programming? With creApple’s THE UPGRADE you can. The e-book combats the myth of why one must know about coding, AI, or deep learning to be able to program or code. It explains the necessity of programming knowledge in detail and begins with things first.

The Upgrade is a complete and detailed guide to help the aspiring programmer, learn and understand programming concepts through very simple and easy-to-understand examples and problems. This e-book will contain elements of Artificial Intelligence(AI), Data Analysis, Deep Learning, and Coding.

This e-book’s full name is “THE UPGRADE: DEEP LEARNING FOR COMPUTER VISION,” and is sectioned into 5 different parts for a sequential increase in its complexity. They are Python Basics & Main Technologies, Data Analysis & Data Visualization, Principle of Regression and Valuation (Based on Data Analysis on the Boston Marathon), Process Images and Videos with OpenCV, and Utilize Deep Learning Modules, Deep Learning Video Processing. Since creApple has developed these various sections, each section was able to meet the needs of computer programming learners of all expertise. 

The first purpose of their development of “The Upgrade” was to provide their readers/learners with a step-by-step guide for their academic success. As their content walks alongside the learners’ learning speed, their content interactively covers everything from basics to challenges and actual applications in the professional field. Next, they aim to educate their readers to “Fully Understand” them. The detailed instructions provide excellent insight and preparation for those entering this field of study. But the book didn’t only focus on the beginners. Its content is explicit and straightforward enough for those already working in the area and acts as a “sidekick.” 

Next, the content is conducted with highly “Systemized Courses.” This book contains almost every single aspect of Data Analysis, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision. So, these highly organized and systemized lessons will make the learners expert computer programmers. Lastly, the book is consisted of “Advanced Level Projects.” The book itself will prepare the learners to carry out actual projects representing that you are ready to start your career in this field.

After learning the ins and outs of computer programming, “The Upgrade” provides an additional lecture (as a stretch goal) for its learners. Their campaign has announced its stretch goal of delivering lectures about the COVID-19 X-ray evaluation upon reaching 300 backers.

Apart from its great educational content, the platform is considered highly accessible and efficient, like no other. All the content (written in the e-book) is accessible through the web and its mobile app. By utilizing the PWA technology, the contents are accessible anywhere globally with all mobile devices with internet access. The e-book is also conducted with various language options to expand its learning channels globally with its worldwide option. The book is also easily accessible by providing different simplified login options. The book offers its users to log in via Email, Google, and Facebook to log in anytime.

“The Upgrade” provides all the interactive courses on the go as well. As the creApple website offers more than 25 video lectures alongside its e-book, the learners can easily visualize the lectures without needing a personal computer 24/7. For learners that would like to go the extra mile, “The Upgrade” provides access to other affiliate websites like Inflearn and Udemy.

“The Upgrade” consists of three different reward tiers. The Data Analysis Bundle is priced at $147, the Computer Vision Bundle is priced at $207, and the complete package comes at $297. (Based on the Super Early Bird Pricing).

After the campaign, the potential students (backers) will immediately receive their e-book and application access via email for a speedy delivery. So, no one would have to go through the hassle of waiting for a hard-copied book or to schedule an actual face-to-face class. Or even paying the astronomical costs of visiting an educational institution.

Get The Upgrade

More information about ” THE UPGRADE: DEEP LEARNING FOR COMPUTER VISION” can be found on their official Kickstarter campaign page.

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