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Dec 29, 2021

The future of AR isn’t in gaming. Here are 5 industries to watch

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, entertainment

Putting aside interactive filters and fantasy games, augmented reality has the potential to be a vital tool for future innovation.

Dec 28, 2021

Verizon partners with AR hardware maker Vuzix for some reason

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, wearables

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from AR company Vuzix. In early 2019, it came out with its first pair of. After staying relatively quiet over the past two years, it’s now partnering with Verizon. The two didn’t share many details about their collaboration. What they did say is that they plan to find ways to commercialize AR technology for use in sports and gaming scenarios, especially those involving the need for training. The partnership will combine Vuzix’s new Shield smart glasses and the capabilities of Verizon’s 5G network.

It’s hard to say if we’ll see anything impactful come out of this agreement, but it’s not a surprise to see Verizon. Augmented, virtual and mixed reality wearables have been consistently positioned as one of the primary beneficiaries of the speed and latency enhancements promised by 5G networks. Likewise, the focus on gaming and sports isn’t surprising either. Some of the earliest locations where Verizon had 5G service was in. They’re one of few places where the carrier’s mmWave deployments shine since there’s enough density there to justify building out all the small cells required to blanket even a small area with ultrafast 5G coverage.

Dec 28, 2021

Facebook just made a huge upgrade to Oculus VR headsets

Posted by in category: augmented reality

Here’s how the Oculus Quest 2 just became a player in augmented reality.

Dec 27, 2021

How AI, VR, AR, 5G, and blockchain may converge to power the metaverse

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, internet, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Emerging technologies including AI, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 5G, and blockchain (and related digital currencies) have all progressed on their own merits and timeline. Each has found a degree of application, though clearly AI has progressed the furthest. Each technology is maturing while overcoming challenges ranging from blockchain’s energy consumption to VR’s propensity for inducing nausea. They will likely converge in readiness over the next several years, underpinned by the now ubiquitous cloud computing for elasticity and scale. And in that convergence, the sum will be far greater than the parts. The catalyst for this convergence will be the metaverse — a connected network of always-on 3D virtual worlds.

The metaverse concept has wide-sweeping potential. On one level, it could be a 3D social media channel with messaging targeted perfectly to every user by AI. That’s the Meta (previously Facebook) vision. It also has the potential to be an all-encompassing platform for information, entertainment, and work.

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Dec 26, 2021

Testing the Neuralink chip on humans | New Augmented Reality Glasses | High Tech News

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, cyborgs, Elon Musk, military, robotics/AI, space travel

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Dec 26, 2021

The World’s First Robot Manicurist Is Taking Clients

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, drones, robotics/AI

The future imagined in “The Jetsons” is almost here — smart watches track our steps, Zoom connects us to the people we love, and camera drones steadily increase the views on any vlogger’s YouTube channel. The only thing we’re missing from the animated sitcom is air traffic in the form of flying cars. Although, it looks like we’re not too far from that reality, either. Consequently, robots and AR will also be commonplace.

If all of this seems too “Black Mirror” for you to process, we suggest taking a step-by-step approach. Invest in a watch that tells you how much you’ve walked but not how much you’ve slept. Until further notice, only board airplanes to fly. Instead of hiring your own Rosey the Robot housekeeper, meet with a robot every other week.

Dec 20, 2021

DARPA invests in AI that can translate instruction manuals into augmented reality

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI

The proposed system would essentially convert existing instructional manuals into a format that could be used by augmented reality systems.

Dec 19, 2021

Google staffs up to build OS for unknown ‘innovative AR device’

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, business, computing, mobile phones

The company’s current Glass hardware is built on Android.

Google is hiring an “Augmented Reality OS” team focused on building software for an “innovative AR device,” according to job listings spotted by 9to5Google. The team is led by Mark Lucovsky, who announced he’d joined the company this week. Lucovsky previously worked at Meta developing an in-house alternative to Android to power the company’s hardware, and also co-authored the Windows NT operating system.

According to Google’s job listings, the Augmented Reality OS team is building “the software components that control and manage the hardware on [its] Augmented Reality (AR) products.” This is far from Google’s first stab at developing AR software, and follows the company’s work on ARCore for Android and Tango. The company’s Google Glass, which is aimed at the business and enterprise market, is currently built on Android.

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Dec 18, 2021

Nio’s new ET5 EV rivals the Model 3 with a claimed 620-mile range

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Nio’s soon-to-arrive ET7 is practically tailor-made to challenge Tesla’s Model S, and now the company appears to have a (partial) answer to the Model 3. Electrek says Nio has introduced the ET5, a more affordable “mid-size” electric sedan. It starts at RMB 328,000 (about $51,450), or well under the roughly $70,000 of the ET7, but offers similarly grandiose range figures. Nio claims the base 75kWh battery offers over 341 miles of range using China’s test cycle, while the highest-end 150kWh “Ultralong Range” pack is supposedly good for more than 620 miles. You’ll likely pay significantly more for the privilege and may not see that range in real life, but the numbers could still tempt you away from higher-end Model 3s if long-distance driving is crucial.

You can expect the usual heapings of technology. The ET5 will have built-in support for autonomous driving features as they’re approved, and drivers get a “digital cockpit” thanks to Nreal-developed augmented reality glasses that can project a virtual screen equivalent to 201 inches at a 20-foot viewing distance. Nio has teamed with Nolo to make VR glasses, too, although it’s safe to say you won’t wear those while you’re driving.

Deliveries are expected to start September 2022. That’s a long way off, but Nio appears to be on track with its EV plans as it expects to deliver the ET7 on time (if only just) starting March 28th.

Dec 18, 2021

Welcome To 2032: A Merged Physical/Digital World

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, health, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Kindly see my latest FORBES article on technology predictions for the next decade:

Thanks and have a great weekend! Chuck Brooks.

We are approaching 2022 and rather than ponder the immediate future, I want to explore what may beckon in the ecosystem of disruptive technologies a decade from now. We are in the initial stages of an era of rapid and technological change that will witness regeneration of body parts, new cures for diseases, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, human/computer interface, autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, flying cars, quantum computing, and connected smart cities. Exciting times may be ahead.

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