PSVR 2 previews, Pico 4 in the starting blocks & GPT-3 security vulnerability
Weekly recap: First Playstation VR 2 previews, Quest Pro leaks, and Pico 4 to be announced soon.
Sony presents Playstation VR 2
Sony has given some selected journalists from around the world access to Playstation VR 2 for the first time. The first previews are consistently positive, with the hardware scoring better than the software. We have summarized the first tests of our US colleagues here.
A Sony executive also announced that PSVR 1 games will not be inherently compatible with PSVR 2. However, it is said that development studios are working on ports and patches.
Pico 4 to be unveiled soon
More specifically, on September 22 at 2 p.m. CEST. That’s when Bytedance’s VR company Pico will unveil its next VR headset, Pico 4, and presumably Pico 4 Pro, direct competitors to Meta’s Quest Pro, which Meta won’t show until October. A first teaser image shows that Pico 4 will be similarly flat as Quest Pro thanks to pancake lenses.
Quest Pro Leak
A hotel employee finds a Quest Pro package and shoots the first unboxing video of Meta’s next VR headset. The name is thus official: Quest Pro. And the design of the headset also resembles the flat VR headset from the previous leaks.
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Comment: Hand tracking without haptics is a dead end
Hand tracking still has a long way to go. The technology lacks something fundamental for success: haptic feedback. There is a simple solution to implement much better haptic hand tracking with a little more technology.
GPT-3 has a serious security vulnerability
Twitter is running riot with a GPT-3 bot. But the underlying vulnerability could lead to major problems for applications with large language models that directly process data from users. A severe vulnerability in GPT-3 is reported by our AI sister magazine, THE DECODER.
Other AI topics: Review of the first AI opera at the Dresden Semperoper and first AI images are sold on the Internet – protests by artists are on the rise.