Facebook’s AI Research Chief Talks AR Glasses, AI, And Machine Learning

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Facebook AI Research chief AI scientist Yann LeCun believes augmented reality glasses are an ideal challenge for machine learning (ML) practitioners — a “killer app” — because they involve a confluence of unsolved problems.

Twitter Dives Into AR and VR, Hires Ex-Apple Designer To Lead New Team

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Fresh off of the The post Twitter Dives Into AR and VR, Hires Ex-Apple Designer To Lead New Team appeared first on UploadVR. Social VR VR Industry News ar augmented reality machine learning Magic Pony social vr spatial computing twitter Twitter Cortex virtual reality VR

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Twitter Dives Into AR and VR, Hires Ex-Apple Designer To Lead New Team

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Fresh off of the The post Twitter Dives Into AR and VR, Hires Ex-Apple Designer To Lead New Team appeared first on UploadVR. Social VR VR Industry News ar augmented reality machine learning Magic Pony social vr spatial computing twitter Twitter Cortex virtual reality VR

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Reality Bytes: Apple, Amazon & GM

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Amazon Halo uses a smartphone’s camera + machine learning to ‘rate’ your posture and recommends a personal fitness plan to fix it. The post Reality Bytes: Apple, Amazon & GM appeared first on AR Insider.

Report Claims Apple AR-VR Headset Uses iPhone/iPad/Mac For Advanced Features

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Apple’s rumored upcoming headset will require a host device for full functionality, The Information reports. The Information , Bloomberg and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo all claim Apple will release a sleek AR-VR headset as early as 2022 with high resolution color cameras.

Google's New Nest Hub Is the Perfect Alarm Clock

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Nest Update Will Make Google's Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

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Google is going all in with Matter , the new smart home standard the company has backed alongside Amazon, Apple, and other gadget makers, starting with its Nest devices.

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Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

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Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps. During Apple’s WWDC event, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering introduced ARKit , boldly declaring that “Apple will have the largest AR platform in the world.” Apple’s ambition with ARKit is huge, and according to this latest report, the last six months have been pretty good for the tech giant. News Apple AR ARKit Augmented Reality

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Apple iOS 11 Rolls Out Today, Augmented Reality Apps Now Showing Up on App Store

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Apple is rolling out iOS 11 today, its mobile operating system that’s compatible with “hundreds of millions of devices” including iPhones going back to the iPhone 5s, and a variety of recent iPads. Transform your anatomical learning with Complete Anatomy. The Machines. Coming from Directive Games, The Machines was demoed on-stage at the iPhone X unveiling. image courtesy Apple.

Keynote Triple Shot: Google, Apple & Facebook

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The most notable updates came from Google, Apple and Facebook, in order of recency. This included continued machine-learning (ML) integration into natural language search, and inferring user intent. Apple .

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AR Gaming Robot ‘MekaMon’ Adds Support For STEAM Education

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If you’re not familiar with Reach Robotics line-up of kid-friendly robots, MekaMon are programmable machines which players can control via a smart device to battle digital opponents—both real and AI—in an augmented space; adding an additional layer of visual excitement to the conventional playtime experience. Now the company is adding even more educational value in the form of STEAM-based learning with Reach EDU. .

ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

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ManoMotion, a computer-vision and machine learning company, today announced they’re integrated their company’s smartphone-based gesture control with Apple’s augmented reality developer tool ARKit , making it possible to bring basic hand-tracking into AR with only the use of the smartphone’s onboard processors and camera. The post ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit appeared first on Road to VR.

What I Learned Designing My First AR App

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Source This winter, I designed my first app in augmented reality ( AR ) to help my company, Lextech, understand Apple’s ARKit’s capabilities. Prototyping for AR - WWDC 2018 - Videos - Apple Developer Low Fi Prototyping for AR With the new goal in mind, I started with my camera and paper.

Apple Hires Jaunt VR Founder And Multi-camera 3D Expert Arthur Van Hoff

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Apple’s depth-sensing iPhone cameras have already enabled features such as Face ID and portrait mode photography — now the company has hired 3D camera expert Arthur van Hoff to serve as a senior architect for an unnamed project. The new hire was first reported by Variety today, with van Hoff’s LinkedIn account listing his start date with Apple as April. Van Hoff’s role with Apple is, as is the case with most of its new hires, unknown.

Video Of An AR Pianist Playing A Real Piano Is Going Viral

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The app uses machine learning to detect the piano, and then figures out the exact 3D position and orientation of your piano in a 3D space down to 1 cm accuracy. Our latest app, AR Pianist, uses machine learning to superimpose a virtual pianist on your piano.

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Samsung's egg-like Galaxy Buds 2 offer noise cancelation for less than Apple's best

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For perspective, that means Samsung is selling wireless earbuds with ANC for $10 cheaper than Apple's ANC-less AirPods , and a whopping $100 less than the AirPods Pro. Three on-board microphones will assist in voice calls, with machine learning features to filter out background audio.

Apple's M1-powered Mac mini is back on sale for $100 off amid rumors of a new model

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SAVE $99.01: As of July 7, the 2020 Mac mini with 256GB of storage and Apple's M1 chip is on sale on Amazon for just $599.99 Credit: Apple. thanks to an extra discount applied at checkout. That's 14% off its $699 MSRP.)

AR Meditation App Helps Calm Veterans Suffering From Trauma

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I lived by a police scanner,” said Hill according to Apple. After reaching out to licensed psychologist Dr. Jeff Tarrant in search of assistance with a series of ongoing panic attacks, Hill was hooked up to an electroencephalogram machine in order to track the electrical activity of her brain. StoryUP CEO Sarah Hill / Image Credit: Apple. Image Credit: Apple. Image Credit: Apple. It’s cumulative, it builds up over time but you learn how to deal with it.

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Is Visual Mapping Apple & Google’s Next Battleground?

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It applies similar computer vision and machine learning to help users navigate. Apple’s initiative to revamp Apple Maps could spin out capability for 3D visual mapping. While obtaining street-level imagery, Apple is future-proofing itself by simultaneously gathering 3D mapping data of roadways. This will be a good AR cloud asset, congruent with Apple’s many-sided AR master plan. The post Is Visual Mapping Apple & Google’s Next Battleground?

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Hands On with Apple’s AR[t] Walk

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Apple took us on a surreal walk through San Francisco, looking at digital art on an iPhone . — Apple is investing in augmented reality, a technology its CEO has called “big and profound.”. — AR uses cameras and machine learning technology to place digital graphics in the real world. — Apple now offers augmented reality walks in six cities that allow attendees to see digital art pieces through an iPhone. Header image credit: Apple.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.13): iPhone 12 adds depth camera, StarVR One is back to the market and much more!

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Well, if the rumor becomes reality, this would mean that all next Apple devices will have both front and back depth cameras, for high-precision Augmented Reality and 3D reconstruction. Well played Apple. Learn more. Learn more.

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XR Talks: Unpacking Apple’s Latest AR Updates

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event: Apple’s WWDC. Though this year won’t see the revolutionary smartglasses unveiling that the AR world is waiting for, Apple continues to make evolutionary moves. It seems digital/physical augmentation is in the bloodstream at Apple.

8 Augmented Reality Trends in 2021

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In the last couple of years, AR has experienced tremendous growth and popularity as big technology giants like Google, Amazon, Apple have adopted the technology. The leading OEMs such as Samsung and Apple are expected to contribute to manufacturing more AR devices.

The XR Week Peek (2021.08.02): Facebook creates Metaverse group and prepares to launch its smartglasses, and more!

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VR is not the ultimate empathy machine. “VR VR is the ultimate empathy machine” is a powerful sentence that Chris Milk has pronounced during a TED Talk that has been quoted thousands of times in the VR communities. Facebook is evaluating the integration of Oculus Move with Apple Health.

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AR Copy Paste Uses AI To Transfer Real Objects Into Productivity Apps

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Now a developer is using AI-backed phones to pull real-world objects into the digital realm, enabling users to instantly transfer physical items into professional apps, such as Adobe’s Photoshop , Microsoft’s Powerpoint , and Apple’s Keynote.

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TapID Uses Bone Conduction To Deliver A Better Typing Experience In VR

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Similar to the Apple Watch or Fitbit, TapID is worn around the users wrist. Unlike current smartwatches such as the Apple Watch and Fitbit, the TapID system is composed of two identicle devices worn on both wrists simultaneously.

Snapchat Lens Creators Virtually Gather for Lens Fest 2020

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Lens Fest is an opportunity for Snapchat’s growing community of lens creators to interact, hear from other artists, and learn about new and upcoming updates to Snap’s software and hardware. We are learning so much together, and we believe there is an exciting world ahead.”.

Twitter Hires Apple’s Alessandro Sabatelli To Lead Its AR & VR Team

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The recent developments in technology industry suggest that social media site Twitter is working progressively on a new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) project, within Twitter Cortex – an important unit of the company that deals with artificial intelligence and machine learning. According to reports, Alessandro Sabatelli who was UI designer at Apple earlier is hired by Twitter as Director of augmented reality and virtual reality.

Xiaomi Teases Smart Glasses Concept with MicroLED Display & 5MP Camera

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Xiaomi Smart Glasses house a single 5MP camera for taking photos and doing machine learning tasks like translating text between languages. Chinese tech giant Xiaomi unveiled its first pair of smart glasses today, sensibly called Xiaomi Smart Glasses.

The XR Week Peek (2021.07.26): Facebook aims at the Metaverse, Quest 2 goes MR, and more!

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Many people are also wondering if this update has been made as an answer to the rumors about Apple’s upcoming hybrid MR visor. Sentences like “With eye-tracking (ET) and a few well-placed sensors, they’ll learn our unconscious reactions to anything we see. Learn more.

Redefining AR: Brickit Thinks Outside the Blocks

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As long as they’re laid out in a single layer of pieces on a flat surface, the app performs its machine-learning magic in a matter of seconds. Either way, this is a clever spin on AR that can help inspire projects and teach kids about computer vision and machine learning.

Which Startups Are Hiring for Augmented Reality Jobs?

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billion in 2019, with many billions more being invested in R&D by the likes of Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many more. A company still in stealth, but with founder pedigree from Apple.

Redefining AR: Brickit Thinks Outside the Blocks

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As long as they’re laid out in a single layer of pieces on a flat surface, the app performs its machine-learning magic in a matter of seconds. Either way, this is a clever spin on AR that can help inspire projects and teach kids about computer vision and machine learning.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.15): Facebook keeps working on its masterplan, WebXR arrives on iOS, and more!

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It wants to create an ecosystem , where most probably all the devices can work together (like it happens today with Apple devices); The report also claims that Facebook may be building its own operating system to encompass all these devices. Apple is working on Micro-OLED displays.

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How Will LiDAR Unlock AR’s Promise?

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Key questions include, what did we learn in the past year? Apple integrated the technology in the iPad Pro last year, signaling that it would soon arrive at an iPhone near you. Apple Steps Further Into AR’s Future.

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Threedy AI automatically converts 2D photos in 3D assets for AR!

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Nima Sarshar was working at Apple when ARKit was being developed and he immediately understood the possibilities that AR offered, especially for e-commerce, because AR is great to try things at home, and can make the life of customers better.

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Pokemon Go Creator Will Begin Offering Its AR Platform To Third Party Devs

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Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore may have multi-million-user installed bases, but so does Niantic’s Pokémon Go , the first hit augmented reality game. Now Niantic plans to offer its custom AR software to other developers as the Real World Platform , and is teasing advanced features that go beyond the capabilities of Apple’s and Google’s development kits. Matrix Mill’s machine learning will power one of the Real World Platform’s upcoming tricks — a realtime AR occlusion engine.