World must keep an eye on these innovators

Jan 14, 2019, 6:22 AM EST
Creative technologist Catt Small
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An unsparing sense of guilt creeps in after you have whiled away hours on an addictive, mindless online game. In this trade-off for thrill and entertainment, do you earn any real, tangible value? That’s the question that prompted creative technologist Catt Small to develop the game “SweetXheart,” which puts the players in contexts, which require them to make certain decisions and see how the society reacts to them.

This is an innovation that slants the online gaming culture towards more personal expression, and the one to look out for in 2019, notes Smithsonian.com.

Raunaq Bose, CTO and co-founder, Humanising Autonomy, is another up-and-coming name, who seeks to tailor artificial intelligence technology for autonomous vehicles in a way that it understands the behavior of pedestrians, who are inherently different in different parts of the world.

Janosch Amstutz touts “HoloMe” as a platform that can revolutionize communication the way Skype did. The high-definition augmented reality app virtually brings three-dimensional experience of human beings in front of you, establishing a more immersive and emotive channel of communication than any other technology.

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