Company NewsDecember 21, 2022

2022 Year in Review: VR experiences, NLP, an astronaut and more

From sustainble cities to saving lives with VR, we’ve got a roundup of Dassault Systèmes’ most popular thought leadership stories from 2022.
Avatar Gabby Gelbien

Another year has come and gone! We had an incredible year at Dassault Systèmes and are thankful to have had the opportunity to connect with so many of you through our powerful thought leadership stories. From stories that challenged us to think about how we travel through the world to eye-opening accounts about human lives saved with VR technology – we’re proud to have shared what’s possible with the power of virtual twin technology.

To celebrate what we’ve accomplished this year, we have provided a round-up of the most popular thought leadership stories from 2022. We hope that if it’s your first time reading them you’ll find them fascinating and if you are coming back for another read, thank you! 

Additionally, returning readers may notice the thought leadership content previously published under the Compass magazine banner has a new home! Moving forward, you’ll get the same great thought leadership articles right here with the rest of our blog content for easier access. We hope you enjoy!

  1. Special report: Creating sustainable infrastructure & cities

In this special report, thought leaders explore how cities, governments, and businesses will build the cities of tomorrow while achieving massive sustainability commitments. 

Read the full story. 

  1. The age of generative design has arrived
(Image courtesy of Mamou-Mani Ltd)

Discover how architects, designers, and engineers are pairing generative design with 3D printing to reshape the world around us. 

Read the full story.

  1. Are air taxis just 5 years away?

Learn how urban air mobility companies are reinventing the way we commute with eVTOL vehicles.

Read the full story.

  1. Astronaut Mike Massimino’s leadership lessons from space
Astronaut Mike Massimino peers through a window into the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during the 2009 STS-125 mission’s fourth extravehicular space walk. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

Astronaut Mike Massimino breaks down how purpose, perseverance, training, and teamwork saved the Hubble space telescope in 2009.

Read the full story.

  1. Saving lives with VR

Two families experience the life-saving effects of virtual twins when their daughters are diagnosed with congenital heart defects. 

Read the full story.

  1. Why’s it so hard to teach robots to talk?
A female student controls the work of an intelligent humanoid robot

Explore the ethics of natural language processing (NLP) which can teach chatbots to talk and improve modern applications of AI.

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  1. Can women solve the skills gap in robotics?

Learn about the Jumpstart Fellowship Program at MassRobotics, founded by Joyce Sidopoulos, which is providing young women with a pathway to the robotics industry. 

Read the full story.

  1. Lascaux Cave

After 60 years, Lascaux Cave, the world’s most famous cave art, is able to be re-experienced through virtual reality technology. 

Read the full story.

  1. Finding an ethical balance

As technology becomes more advanced, the ethics of usage become more complicated and many believe there should be a call for greater education regarding technological safety.

Read the full story. 

  1. Re-engineering history 

Discover how Romania’s IAR-80 aircraft, which was previously lost to history, is being reemerged and experienced for the first time in 3D.

Read the full story.

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