Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WebGL: Babylon.js, WebGL 2, WebVR

Babylon.js 2.4 | Coding4Fun Blog | Channel 9
"Canvas2D is a HUGE addition to babylon.js. It is basically an entire 2D accelerated engine available out of the box. Indeed babylon.js is a full featured 3D engine, but the need to handle 2D content is often encountered when working on games or complex applications.
Canvas2D in a non HTML feature, 100% WebGL based, developed to serve the purpose of drawing, animating and interaction with 2D Content."

Samples demonstrating the raw power of this new feature:


"Tony Parisi offers practical knowledge about creating WebGL content and deploying applications on a variety of platforms and devices, including virtual reality."

three.js - Javascript 3D library

AI, ML, Deep Learning: A Primer

AI is suggested to be "next big thing" after "mobile" and "cloud";
Microsoft, Facebook popularize this as "bots"

AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning: A Primer – Andreessen Horowitz

Data Newsletter - O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, September 26 - 27, 2016, New York

Why 2016 is shaping up to be the Year of the Bot - O'Reilly Media