Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage.

HoloLens 2 Hits the Ground as the U.S. Army’s Own AR “combat multiplier”

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Microsoft won a decisive $480 million defense contract with the U.S. Whatever we do on the ground plays off of what we do in training for real-time missions and the real world,” one soldier said. “We

Microsoft Announces Siri Competitor with Voice-Activated VR Experience

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You may not be aware of this but for years now Microsoft has been steadily working to build the world’s smartest computer brain. Today, Microsoft is announcing Custom Speech Service, the latest program to join the ranks of Microsoft Cognitive Services.

Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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it makes strategic sense that Pearson has partnered with Microsoft to develop content for the HoloLens Click To Tweet. Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified VR development for teachers and students. Since 2015, Google Expeditions has brought students to places like the Burj Khalifa, Antarctica, and Machu Picchu with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

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Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Mall Demos Bring Early AR Glasses To The Masses

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Surprisingly, Microsoft is taking steps to change that, as it recently added HoloLens AR headset demos to its retail stores , letting mall shoppers go hands-on with a potentially transformative technology. I say “potentially” because many companies — Microsoft, Google, and Apple among them — expect that augmented reality is going to be a big deal some day, but the hardware is currently stuck in a rut.

VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review

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While the Google Daydream store may be lacking in content, the inclusion of “WorldSense” technology adds a considerable amount of immersion when compared to the Oculus Go’s 3DoF offerings. ENTERPRISE & TRAINING.

Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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Microsoft. Building on the fact that 91% of all HoloLens applications built in Unity, Brandon Bray, Principal Group Manager of Microsoft, announced that mixed reality will soon be available for Unity developers. Google Tango with Unity.

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NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Aims to Train 100,000 Developers this Year

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NVIDIA announced the company plans to train as many as 100,000 developers through the Deep Learning institute over the course of this year (2017). According to NVIDIA, the surging demand for deep learning developers will require the company to train ten times as many developers as they did in 2016. More than 10,000 developers have already been trained by NVIDIA using AWS on the applied use of deep learning.

Investors Guide: Investing in AI and AR Stocks is the New Gold

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Even though it is still in its early stages, augmented reality glasses and software are already being used as a tool to train workers on how to repair manufacturing equipment and to teach new surgeons how to best perform their jobs. Apple ( AAPL ) is reportedly involved in acquisitions and partnerships (last one was with Lumus ), Microsoft ( MSFT ) is constantly upgrading their Windows Mixed Reality , and Facebook ( FB ) is partnering with Intel.

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. Also in 2018, the United States Army awarded Microsoft a contract worth nearly half a billion dollars to augment U.S. Microsoft’s HoloLens as seen on the International Space Station. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft.

Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

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But today, I have changed my mind: it has been scientifically proven that VR is a fad and so I’m going down this hype train and you should do that as well. I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2.

EON Reality UK, The Landing and KPMG Manchester Discuss VR, AR and The Future

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We have very good relationships with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google, but you’re free to choose the programming languages and alliance partner that best fits the requirements of your project.

Facebook Open-sources AI Habitat To Help Robots Navigate Realistic Environments

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Facebook AI Research is making available AI Habitat , a simulator that can train AI agents that embody things like a home robot to operate in environments meant to mimic typical real-world settings like an apartment or office.

XR in the Classroom

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Now with immersive technology proving its merits in research projects and tech giants like Google and Microsoft creating programs to bring the tech to students ; XR is becoming a realistic option for educators. In addition to creating more engaging and impactful learning experiences, XR can be used for lesson planning, teacher training, and online education. Here are some of the most promising XR initiatives and solutions in the education sector : Google Expeditions .

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

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I’m trying to solve this issue appealing to Google, but more than ever consider donating money on Patreon to sustain this blog , that takes me a lot of time and various expenses, to keep it alive. FRL is releasing interesting material for AI training. training).

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals

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While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators , i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend. Microsoft ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset Discounts. Google Daydream View Sale.

Over 20 Use Cases of Smart Glasses, VR Headsets, and Smartwatches at Airports

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Ideas on the ground and on board: The airport industry first began toying with wearable technology with the release of the original Google Glass in 2013. More recently, the use of wearable augmented and virtual reality devices by airport and airline technicians to train, perform maintenance, and receive remote support has gained traction. That year, SITA worked with Helsinki Airport to explore visualizing airport operations with the Microsoft HoloLens.

Exclusive: Inside Europe’s Amazing New Volumetric Capture Studio, Dimension

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In a huge room in a corner of the park sits this colossal new rig, assembled with the help of Digital Catapult and built to Microsoft’s mixed reality specifications as seen in its own Redmond and San Francisco studios.

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Leaping Into the AR Magicverse?

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There are plenty of players like Microsoft HoloLens and DAQRI which consistently deliver not only cool demos, but real use-cases for holographic Mixed Reality Click To Tweet. Considering how much flack Microsoft gets for its FOV, it seems unfair to cut Magic Leap any slack on that.

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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Between that, I worked on consumer cloud software with Google for five years… managing engineering teams for Gmail, Japanese mobile, Google Labs, and social (Blogger etc.) In my spare time, I enjoy training and running full marathons around the world and playing games on my PSVR.

Lyft Patents Show How AR & VR Could Change Ridesharing

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Lyft drivers would access this information through an AR headset, such as a Microsoft HoloLens, Google Glass, or Magic Leap, which would place the digital content directly in the view of the Lyft driver, or through an AR enabled smartphone.

Spatial Computing: Bigger Than Magic Leap

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It isn’t alone, I have talked to people building the same at Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and other places. Tribe X, a new DJ in VR training company. I blame this all on Magic Leap’s founder, Rony Abovitz.

The current status of Augmented Reality adult entertainment

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Microsoft reported to have only sold 50,000 copies of the first Hololens last year, and these were only purchasable by developers, educational institutions and businesses. We can train the AI and have it remember things about us and learn from our interactions.

Excited about HoloLens 2? Looking back at groundbreaking use cases of HoloLens

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Behind the scenes at Microsoft is a team of designers and engineers who clearly listened to feedback from early enterprise users, including major companies like Boeing and Ford that have been using HoloLens for a few years now.

VRLA’s John Root on AR, Privacy, & eSports in VR

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Industry-leading companies sponsoring this year’s expo include Intel, Dell, Qualcomm, VIVEPORT, Microsoft, Neurogaming and OptiTrack, as well as a full lineup of innovative companies shaping the future of immersive tech. Katie Kelly, Head of Engagement, AltspaceVR / Microsoft.

The Future of VR Headsets Is Wireless With Inside-Out Tracking

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Inside-out tracking is still new to the market, but Microsoft’s Mixed Reality headsets utilize years of research from the development of the HoloLens, showing that a full blown VR experience with 6DoF can be executed with inside-out tracking for a reasonable price.

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This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR

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Morgan Mercer // Vantage Point (Los Angeles, CA) – immersive training tools for corporate HR departments who are aiming to effectively train their employees on how to prevent and solve workplace issues like sexual harassment.

Baidu launches Dusee AR platform, integrates into mobile search.

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In contrast to some companies, like Microsoft with its HoloLens, Baidu is opting not to release a headset. that involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data, like photos, and then directing the neural networks to make inferences about new data.

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PanguVR mixes virtual reality and artificial intelligence to revolutionize interior design

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After that, I headed for China to pursue my dream and headed marketing and strategy for the release of the Microsoft A.I. PanguVR trained rigorously using hundreds of Terabytes of data from real designers and architects and using various A.I.

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

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Katie Kelly, Head of Engagement, AltspaceVR / Microsoft. Other experiences to look forward to include Red Frog Digital’s Zombie Holomaze, which will offer a terrifying AR experience for attendees to explore while wearing a Microsoft HoloLens.

Report: Intel Shutters Recon AR Brand

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The company, which Intel acquired in 2015, made a Google Glass-like add-on for eye wear like sports and safety goggles. Intel seemed to be locked out of the market for VR headsets by Microsoft, which partnered with PC manufacturers including HP, Dell and Acer for a series of headsets based on its tracking technology. Also, manufacturers like HTC are partnering with Qualcomm and Google for standalone headsets.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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You can enjoy the full audio recording below: In this week’s VRScout Report, we discuss Microsoft and Intel teaming up to influence the development of VR/AR with mixed reality headset Project Alloy. MICROSOFT AND INTEL’S NEW BABY: PROJECT ALLOY.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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You can enjoy the full audio recording below: In this weekly VRScout Report, Google Earth in VR is a rush, Facebook analyzes your face w/ augmented reality, GE uses AR to talk to machines, the funding wrap-up, cure lazy eye with VR, and more…. GOOGLE EARTH IN VR IS A RUSH.

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AR+VR Weekly: New HBR enterprise MR data, Apple rebuilding Maps and big news from Niantic

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Training and simulation was the most common use for MR in the enterprise with 54% of respondents identifying with this use case. Microsoft debuts new visual search on Bing ( The Verge ). Google’s augmented reality Measure app now works with the Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and more ( The Verge ). Google releases major update to Tilt Brush ( The Verge ). Catch up on the latest highlights, funding news and launch announcements in XR. by Tom Emrich. Highlights.

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AR+VR Weekly: Magic Leap’s Lumin OS, Lowe’s sees ROI with VR & the enterprise is ready for MR

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Meanwhile, Lowe’s reported that when it came to helping employees and customers become more familiar with products and tools in-store – employees who are trained with VR are 76% more likely to try out a piece of machinery compared to traditional methods and customers have 42% greater recall with VR tools compared to YouTube how-to-videos. Google unveils new virtual reality experience at SIGGRAPH 2018 ( Phys.org ).