Orientation and Localization
Adding deep learning and vision processing intelligence to augmented reality vastly enhances the individual’s experience of the world. At an art museum the individual not only views the work of art, but the intelligence in augmented reality glasses can provide the complete history of the painting and its creator. In construction, deep learning and vision processing intelligence can display on the augmented reality glasses of workers at the building site the complete set of blueprints for the structure being built. Deep learning and vision processing intelligence in the augmented reality glasses of city utility maintenance workers can display the exact location of sewer pipes, underground power and communications lines and can direct the workers to problems within the system, greatly reducing the time to repair.
Though augmented reality is in its infancy, the introduction of deep learning and vision processing in the glasses could greatly accelerate its deployment. Goldman Sachs market research lists 14 major corporations’ investments in the technology. This alone demonstrates the collective belief that this market is about to begin ramping to the $100B plus potential market research firms are currently predicting. Thinci Inc. has developed the silicon and software to bring deep learning, vision processing to AR glasses.