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Day: May 26, 2020

8th Wall launches Face Effects tool for AR facial animations

8th Wall is launching Face Effects, a new cloud tool that enables developers to create facial effects that wrap around someone’s face using augmented reality technology. The face filter developer tools are based on WebAR, which enables AR experiences to be accessed via a web browser instead of an app. 8th Wall Face Effects is designed to give developers and brands control to create face filters that are interactive, real-time, and that live on their own websites. Beyond WebAR, 8th Wall Face Effects can also be used across all devices (iOS/Android and desktops using a webcam) and benefit from no app required. You just click a link to experience it. Developers can choose the asset types, file sizes, and content to maximize the value for their audience.

Fans could connect multiple users together to create a shared shopping experience, and integrate with developers’ preferred analytics, customer relationship management system, and payment systems in virtual try-on products. Developers can simply scan a QR code to open up a cloud editor that adds a 3D object to your face. The edges of virtual sunglasses can stop at the edge of your face because an occluder prevents it from going right through your face. You can put virtual tattoos on your face to see what they look like before you make them permanent. With 8th Wall Face Effects, developers can anchor 3D objects to face attachment points, render face mesh with face components with textures and shaders, and design custom effects. Similar to 8th Wall’s existing World Effects and Image Target AR, Face Effects supports development with web frameworks such as A-Frame and Three.js.  New developers can sign up for a 14-day free trial of the 8th Wall platform. Existing developers can log in and get started using the Face Effects project templates., h/t: VentureBeat

Jahia updates their Digital Experience Platform

Jahia Solutions Group launched an enhanced version of the Jahia DXP. This cloud-based solution enables customers to better leverage content and customer data so they can accelerate and enhance their customers’ digital journeys. Jahia’s DXP gives marketers at global organizations a way of delivering digital experiences to their customers while leveraging their existing technology stack. Jahia also provides technical support and training for developers, systems administrators and content editors. The new version includes:

  • Improved user experience focuses on streamlining the creation, publishing and personalization of content
  • New Jahia Cloud delivers a serverless DXP with autoscale for performance and flexibility
  • New free trial of Jahia’s Cloud DXP allows users to start using Jahia more quickly
  • New Jahia’s StackConnect includes more than 400 out-of-the-box connectors with no code workflows. StackConnect allows customers to connect and build their digital stack while staying in their current workflow with their own tools
  • New Platform & Module Deployments, including OSGI, JDK 11 support, Tomcat 9 and Docker support
  • Enhanced ability to consume content and data everywhere through advanced API/GraphQL enhancing the headless capabilities.
  • Enhanced SEO, compliance and accessibility features through a SiteImprove integration.

Franz Inc announces AllegroGraph v7

Franz Inc., developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graph Solutions, announced AllegroGraph 7, a solution that allows infinite data integration through a patented approach unifying all data and siloed knowledge into an Entity-Event Knowledge Graph solution that can support massive big data analytics. AllegroGraph 7 utilizes federated sharding capabilities that drive 360-degree insights and enable complex reasoning across a distributed Knowledge Graph. Hidden connections in data are revealed to AllegroGraph 7 users through a new browser-based version of Gruff, an advanced visualization and graphical query builder.

To support ubiquitous AI, a Knowledge Graph system will have to fuse and integrate data, not just in representation, but in context (ontologies, metadata, domain knowledge, terminology systems), and time (temporal relationships between components of data). The rich functional and contextual integration of multi-modal, predictive modeling and artificial intelligence is what distinguishes AllegroGraph 7 as a modern, scalable, enterprise analytic platform. AllegroGraph 7 is a temporal knowledge graph technology that encapsulates a novel entity-event model natively integrated with domain ontologies and metadata, and dynamic ways of setting the analytics lens on all entities in the system (patient, person, devices, transactions, events, and operations) as prime objects that can be the focus of an analytic (AI, ML, DL) process.,

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