IT - AR-VR

5G could change augmented reality, but there are hurdles

"I was on an update call with Qualcomm this week, and they went through several things that will dramatically change once 5G is in place and the industry begins to step up to the power of this far faster and more secure technology. AI will become far smarter and primarily reside in the cloud and will be used to optimize your wireless online experience further. User authentication using biometrics like facial recognition will become far more common and far more accurate. Pretty much everything you can now do on a PC you'll be able to do on any 5G device with a screen. And apps like real-time translation will be more common, more accurate, and better able to make our travels to foreign countries enjoyable. But one thing caught my eye, and that was applied Augmented Reality.

Let's talk about how 5G is going to change both how we shop and how we see the world..."


Google is also sharing new open source applications and code samples to help developers build applications for the glasses

"Developers and businesses can now buy Google's Glass Enterprise Edition 2 directly from a handful of hardware resellers, Google announced Tuesday. Previously, interested enterprise customers had to work with Google partners to build custom software for the augmented reality glasses that fit their specific needs.

After Google Glass failed to take off as a consumer product, Google revived the AR glasses for the enterprise in 2017. It launched the second edition in May of last year. They're used in a variety of sectors, including logistics, manufacturing and field services..."

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