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Jesse Damiani

Jesse Damiani

Jesse Damiani is a senior writer at Freethink covering emerging technologies. He is also a curator at Nxt Museum and Games for Change, and formerly served as Director of Emerging Technology at Southern New Hampshire University, where he led the Future of Work initiative. His writing has also appeared in Adweek, Billboard, Entrepreneur, Forbes, HuffPost, IndieWire, Quartz, The Verge, VRScout, and WIRED, among others.

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Recent Work by Author

AI
Can AI Negotiate? Walmart Is Betting on It
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AI
Can AI Negotiate? Walmart Is Betting on It
AI startup Pactum is trying to save big companies millions with AI negotiation.
June 12, 2021

AI startup Pactum is trying to save big companies millions with AI negotiation.

The Future Explored
VR Aromatherapy Might be Coming to a Headset Near You
VR smell
The Future Explored
VR Aromatherapy Might be Coming to a Headset Near You
VR smell can be used to improve immersion—and possibly even mental health.
June 7, 2021

VR smell can be used to improve immersion—and possibly even mental health.

The Future Explored
Virtual Gucci and the Future of Digital Fashion
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The Future Explored
Virtual Gucci and the Future of Digital Fashion
Game platforms like Roblox point to the future of digital fashion and personal expression.
May 23, 2021

Game platforms like Roblox point to the future of digital fashion and personal expression.

AI
Using Deep Learning to Detect Sarcasm
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AI
Using Deep Learning to Detect Sarcasm
Can we teach AI sarcasm? Should we?
Augmented Reality Optics
This 'Metaform' Optical Device Could Shrink the Size of AR Headsets
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Augmented Reality Optics
This 'Metaform' Optical Device Could Shrink the Size of AR Headsets
By bridging nanophotonics and freeform optics, University of Rochester researchers hope to enable next-gen AR optics in XR wearables.
May 17, 2021

By bridging nanophotonics and freeform optics, University of Rochester researchers hope to enable next-gen AR optics in XR wearables.

AI
Using Machine Learning to Detect Dementia in Older Drivers
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AI
Using Machine Learning to Detect Dementia in Older Drivers
Researchers build AI to predict dementia and mild cognitive impairment in older drivers based on driving data.
May 16, 2021

Researchers build AI to predict dementia and mild cognitive impairment in older drivers based on driving data.

Recyclable Electronics
A World’s First: Printable Electronics Now Fully Recyclable
recyclable electronics
Recyclable Electronics
A World’s First: Printable Electronics Now Fully Recyclable
Duke researchers show new recyclable electronics technique that reclaims nearly 100% of carbon-based printed transistors using water and sound.
May 15, 2021

Duke researchers show new recyclable electronics technique that reclaims nearly 100% of carbon-based printed transistors using water and sound.

The Future Explored
Stablecoins, CBDCs, and the Future of Money
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The Future Explored
Stablecoins, CBDCs, and the Future of Money
What role would a Fedcoin play in the evolving landscape of digital currency?
May 14, 2021

What role would a Fedcoin play in the evolving landscape of digital currency?

The Future Explored
Simulated Walking Is a Big Step Forward for VR Accessibility
VR walking
The Future Explored
Simulated Walking Is a Big Step Forward for VR Accessibility
Researchers in Japan have developed a system that makes your brain think you're walking — even when you're sitting still.
May 4, 2021

Researchers in Japan have developed a system that makes your brain think you're walking — even when you're sitting still.