DT 89

D&T Issue 89

The Metaverse, by Microsoft and Walmart

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A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor. A patent was granted that lists it as the creator of a food container. The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor. Little did we know that the robot uprising would get started with something as innocuous as creating a Lock & Lock!

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“Design is thinking made visual.” Visual imagery and text go hand-in-hand in making UX/UI user-friendly, functional and aesthetic, however; it is easy to go overboard. Canvs Editorial discusses on how to maintain that balance.

As crypto continues to advance, the NFT space has seen a wave of participation from the tech industry’s best and brightest. The result: NFT companies have garnered more than $3B in investment in the past year alone.

The big-box retailer filed several new trademarks late last month that indicate its intent to make and sell virtual goods. In a separate filing, Walmart said it would offer users a virtual currency, as well as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.

A newly unredacted legal filing sheds light on internal programs that antitrust enforcers argue advantaged Google at the expense of advertisers and publishers.

Medical information is more complex and less available than the web data that many algorithms were trained on, so results can be misleading.

Ashish Kachru, President and General Manager of the GuidingCare division of HealthEdge Software gives his two cents.

A handful of designers have made their fortunes on the Line app, but now creators fear the market has become saturated.

The deal also plays into a long-term vision for Microsoft as it competes with Meta (formerly Facebook) to build technologies to create a virtual world called the metaverse.

It’s been nearly impossible to recycle underwear, until now. Parade, a hip underwear startup, will recycle your old underwear—from any brand—for free.

Through in-depth research, iteration and co-design, designers are developing products, services and guidelines to keep children safe and happy.

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