In this video, Two Minute Papers examines the paper “DeepFocus: Learned Image Synthesis for Computational Displays” from Facebook Research. Having a neural network synthesize depth and focus information from a two dimensional input can make more content usable for virtual reality or mixed reality uses.
CaptainDisillusion is a VFX expert who examines viral videos for evidence of special effects trickery. His videos are always entertaining, informative, and, if you’re interested in video effects, utterly fascinating.
In this video, he breaks down a demonstration of the Method Robot, an exoskeleton clearly inspired by science fiction. The robot is real, but it may not be as close to production ready as the company (or their videos) would have you believe.