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Ancient Olympia to be preserved digitally

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Greek Government is partnering with Microsoft to create a virtual reality experience

Ancient Olympia will no longer be vulnerable to weathering and ageing as it adopts virtual reality to becomes digitally preserved.

In a deal between the Greek Government and Microsoft… artificial intelligence will be used to map the site… and augmented reality to restore it to its original state.

Viewers will be able to explore the original home of the Olympic Games as it was 2,000 years ago.

This comes as Microsoft attempts to create its own metaverse, following Facebook’s transition to Meta.

Microsoft teams recently announced a metaverse for meetings and is considering the same transition for Minecraft and other games.

The move will allow people to tour the site remotely or in person with the use of an augmented-reality mobile app.

The Olympic Museum in Athens will allow visitors to wear HoloLens headsets that will overlay a digital version of the site.

27 monuments will be preserved virtually including the original Olympic Stadium, the temples of Zeus and Hera and the workshop of the renowned sculptor Phidias.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Paris Olympics insurers are worried over possible AI-driven cyber attacks

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Insurers are increasingly concerned about potential losses due to militant attacks and AI-driven cyber hacks during the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The upcoming global sports event poses significant financial risks for insurers, who fear substantial payouts in case of terrorist incidents or sophisticated cyber breaches.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from the UniSC join to share all the latest. #featured

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Renowned actor Nicolas Cage faces off against AI, expresses fear of digital duplicates

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Cage, now aged 60, highlighted worries about losing control over how his image might be used in future technologies.

During a interview with The New Yorker, The renowned actor, known for his diverse roles, including in “Face/Off” and “National Treasure,” revealed his concerns about the ethical implications of AI recreating his persona.

“They’re just going to steal my body and do whatever they want with it via digital AI. God, I hope not AI. I’m terrified of that. I’ve been very vocal about it.”

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured

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