In the current ecosystem of Spatial artificial intelligence (SAI), access to, applications of and benefits from SAI continue to center power within a small number of individuals and organizations. Citizens are in no way able or prepared to engage with SAI as it exists today, an issue of inequity that will only grow in scope and scale as SAI’s capabilities, capacities and uptake also grow. To address this inequity, a holistic reimagining of the current ecosystem is needed. In this space, my colleagues and I have highlighted the need for what we call ‘Collective SAI’. As we imagine it, Collective SAI would be a citizen-run technological tool that, through its accessibility, transparency, independence and utility, would provide counterbalance to the current power dynamics that define the SAI ecosystem. By matching technology with technology in a practical and achievable way, such an approach is arguably our best hope to ensure equity and justice in the world of SAI now and into the future.
In addition to supplying Moverio - a range of finished models of AR smart glasses, for certain verticals, Epson is now offering their core microdisplay technology together with the original optical engine to market.
The new solution is set to transform various emerging applications and innovative products, by enabling easy integration of AR capability and making it easy to develop a custom head-mounted binocular see-through display.
Moving from VR to AR enables us to visually engage in the real world but presents great challenges for optics. How do we create a display that does not look like a display?
What does it mean that something is "real"? In this talk, Nils Pihl of Auki Labs explores how language itself is augmented reality technology, and how the human shamanic impulse and memetics can inform us about the future of AR as a medium, and why sharable AR is the penultimate step in human communication before direct neural interfaces.
Exploring the history and intersection of language, AR and shamanic traditions through the lens of memetics and behavioral psychology, Nils explores what it means for something to be "real" and what "augmenting reality" really means in the context of human interactions.
Many businesses struggle with getting users on their SDK, platform, or product. Learn how you can grow your business by appealing to average consumers and working with the XR community. Create a win-win situation for XR businesses and users.
The recently funded Horizon Europe project XR4Human, comprises a consortium of researchers, developers and users to promote a Human-centered XR system. The consortium aims at developing European standards for XR that help accelerate an ethical and human-centered development process for hardware and software manufacturers, thereby benefiting technically and commercially from highly usable and inclusive systems. Privacy, safety, ethical, legal and interoperability issues are discussed with the view of bridging the gap between industry and academia as well as cross-industry collaboration, to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Join these inspiring speakers for a discussion around responsible innovation that takes into consideration privacy, safety, ethical and legal implications and their intersection for a socially acceptable XR governance.