What is augmented reality? This word is the current hype of tech enthusiasts and every other person who is interested in the latest technology. There has been a substantial boom in augmented reality in the past five years. Mainly because it allows consumers to visualize a product they like in a 3D environment. As a result, you, as a consumer, get to know more about the product you are looking for and can decide whether you want to purchase it or not.
In the coming years, with the help of Artificial intelligence, augmented reality will be more affordable, and many small businesses can quickly start using it for their products. According to statistics, you might see more than 1 billion users on augmented reality by the end of 2020. It’s a fantastic technology and just draws people towards it. So today, we are going to discuss how AI and augmented reality will go hand in hand to build a better future.
Augmented Reality A Window To The Future In Present
Before we start, we need to define what augmented reality is and how one can differentiate it with virtual reality. Applications that use augmented reality overlay necessary information of a virtual object seen on the screen on a real-world background in realtime.
Furthermore, when using the augmented reality, one adds the required information in an existing environment. On the other hand, virtual reality is an artificial environment developed by software; it works and responds to gestures and movements like a real environment.
Now let’s move to the real world examples where augmented reality is currently taking charge of shaping the user experience of the customers.
The Gatwick Airport Passenger App
We all have been there, going on a business trip and getting lost in a massive airport to find your connecting flight. Gatwick Airport is one of the biggest airports with a footfall of more than 46 million in a single year; it is one of the busiest airports. So it’s relatively easy to get lost.
Gatwick came with a solution. They developed an augmented app that you can use to easily navigate from one terminal to the other by just looking at your mobile screen. The airport aims to improve passenger traffic with this app shortly.
The Ikea Place App Help
Want to change your furniture but not sure about the dimensions? Don’t worry, scan the room where you want to put the furniture in the Ikea Place App and start putting the Ikea object in the virtual representation of your room. With this app, you can easily avoid the predicament issues that come when you can’t measure the place and the furniture.
Put On Your Make-Up Virtually With Sephora
Sephora, a cosmetic company, has built an app for it is customers, which gives them the freedom to try multiple looks by using their cosmetics on the digitally created face. Just scan your face with the app, and you can start putting on the different colour shade on lips, eyes, and cheeks. You can see how it will look on you even before buying any product now. That can save you a lot of money and space.
Artificial intelligence Is Everywhere
One might think AI is still a new technology, but in truth, John McCarthy made the first AI system in the year 1955. In 2019 its everywhere in phones, laptops, social media apps, even in cars. AI, at this very moment, is currently working in the background of your mobile phone and making recommendations and keeping the data and information up to date.
Given below are some examples of how AI is so seamlessly working in your life.
AI In Google Maps
Every day you go out for work, and at the same time, your Google Maps prompts you with a notification that how much time it’s going to take you to reach the office and whether there are any traffic jams and how you can evade them by using an alternate route. Yes, it’s not your GPS that’s showing you all this, but it’s the Google AI bots that are working tirelessly to make you reach office on time. Shortly, Google is trying to create a self-healing map system that will automatically update the map itself by using AI analyzing imagery.
Tesla’s Range Of Self Driving Car
Elon Musk can’t resist himself to get in the field of AI, and he does it with style. With his company launching a self-driving car, Elon musk has shown us the future of automobiles and driving. Tesla uses autopilot, which works on the onboard computer. The chipset uses neural networks for its vision, sonar, and radar processing software. By using this technology, you have access to all the direction which you can’t see while driving.
Cyborg Replacing Bloomberg Reporters
Here AI is trying to replace humans, but you don’t have to worry as our reporters are giving them a tough fight. In 2019, roughly a third of Bloomberg published content, whether its a news or a magazine goes under automated technology edit before getting published. Moreover, the company reports are taking help from the inhouse cyborg to create a massive amount of content for the company.
If you have read an article on minor league baseball on Bloomberg’s site, don’t be surprised if we say it was written by a robot reporter who is using AI technology to collect the game’s data from the internet.
To Conclude AI and AR Are The Building Blocks Of Our Future
You don’t have to look into the future to find AI and AR. You need to look at your phone screen right now, and you can see how AI and AR are transforming your lives right now. People generally think using AI requires a lot of computing power, but the truth is we are using it at this very moment in our mobile phones. So yes, we can say the future of AI and AR is now.
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