From Distracted Driver-Spotting AI to VR Eye-Tracking Systems

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 26, 2016
As the November 2016 science trends reveal, AI and VR technology is being used in a wide variety of ways to improve the everyday lives of consumers.

In terms of AI, the technology is being used in a number of different fields, including law and transportation. For example, a group of researchers recently collected data from the European Court of Human Rights to create an AI program that predict the outcome of human rights trials. In the world of transportation, a product called the Myriad chip is being used to detect instances of distracted driving.

Similar to AI, VR technology is also leading to a number of scientific advancements. As highlighted by the November 2016 science trends, examples include palliative pharmacy apps that distract patients from painful experiences, low-tech headsets that offer migraine relief and eye-tracking systems that could allow consumers to manipulate objects with their gaze.