Can VR Mimic a Psychedelic Drug Experience?

August 8, 2019

A new psychedelic virtual reality experience has some questioning if VR can provide the same psychedelic experience as the real thing. Continue reading in The Fix.

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Can Virtual Reality Replace Psychedelic Drugs?

August 7, 2019

Virtual reality is an “emotionally evocative technology,” says Skip Rizzo, director for medical virtual reality at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, “because …

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Can Virtual Simulations Teach a Human Skill Like Empathy?

August 5, 2019

Can you learn empathy through interacting with a computer—even though, by definition, the skill requires understanding and sympathizing with real people? EdSurge speaks with experts, …

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How Rude Virtual Humans Are Helping Veterans Re-enter the Job Market

August 1, 2019

The technology lets veterans practice answering standard interview questions—as well as some uncomfortable and offensive questions—in hyper realistic virtual reality.  Interviewees put on a headset …

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What Makes a Robot Likable?

August 1, 2019

The August issue of Communications of the ACM features a piece on SimSensei. Read the full article here.

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Survivor’s Digital Double Helps Train SARCS, Victim Advocates at SHARP Academy

July 30, 2019

The U.S. Army website features a story on the ICT prototype, Digital Survivor of Sexual Assault (DS2A). Read the full article here.

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