In this week’s episodes, we will discuss the race between AR and VR and its impact on smartphone
market and there is a major disruptor this week with new technology from Humane that will blow your mind!
Hi there! I’m Ethan Bach, and I’m thrilled to be coming to you from Alt Ethos, a Metaverse, and Experiential Design Studio in our weekly roundup. In under 5 minutes, we’ll be giving you the latest Metaverse, XR, and Web3 news to keep you ahead of the curve.
Today we’re talking about the ultimate showdown between AR and VR. These cutting-edge technologies are changing the way we interact with the world. Although the influence has been slow due to hardware and technology development for wearables, with the help of ai we are sure to see the technology and designs change significantly in the near future.
Alright, so, VR has been owning the market so far in this race, with big hitters like Sony, HTC, and Meta with Oculus dominating the market. But headset sales still pale to comparison of other tech adoption such as smartwatches. But the tables may turn soon, as AR is expected to see the highest growth rate over the forecast period. Plus, Apple is gearing up to release AR glasses that could shake up the market later on this year.
The race for AR is that it’s predicted to disrupt the smartphone market and in smartphone adoption of over 1 Billion sold in just 2022 in a USD $485 billion industry. At a time when Oculus has sold 20 million headsets total, Moving into the smartphone market is currently the big race.
Mixed reality or MX is the best of both worlds, seamlessly blending the real and virtual worlds. It’s getting more and more popular, with devices like the Oculus Quest Pro and Microsoft HoloLens taking the lead. Other companies like Magic Leap, HTC, and Varjo are also making waves in the mixed-reality space.
While all three technologies have their place, we predict that AR and mixed reality will have more use cases and be more widely adopted among the general public than VR. We see VR for more specific cases such as medical and surgery and gaming. The future of VR, AR, and mixed reality is still unknown, and we can’t wait to see what happens over the next few years
OR in the next few months!
Check this out,
if you have not seen this – holy cow – this is a game changer! we’re going to talk about a newer company getting attention this week called Humane and their innovative approach to technology.
Humane is developing a wearable device that utilizes AI that combines a camera, sensor, and projector into one small package and acts as your personal AI assistant. You wear it on your lapel!! This device is designed to enable people to interact with technology in a more natural and intuitive way without constantly staring at a screen or having cramped fingers and horns growing in our necks! This device can capture images and videos, detect a user’s movements and gestures, and project content on any surface.
What makes Humane unique is their approach to design. They focus on creating technology that respects users’ privacy. Not sure we can say the same for Meta’s and Rayban’s Smart Glasses which put privacy at risk.
They are challenging the status quo of tech, design, and AI. and showing that it’s possible to create technology that’s both innovative and responsible. And watch out Apple!, they are here to disrupt in the smartphone industry – so, check this out! This demonstration that happened via a Ted talk given by Co-Founder Imran (EEm-ran) Chaudhri (Ch-AW-da-ri) has this guy answering a phone call from his hand and like the Babblefish of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, it translated languages in real time!
Chaudhri (Ch-AW-da-ri) says
“The future will not be held in your hand and it won’t be on your face either. The future of technology may almost be invisible. ”
We loved his presentation and man, Chaudhri’s (Ch-AW-da-ri) demeanor is so badass. We recommend you keep your eye on him and Humane as the next few years will really get exciting to see what comes next.
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Get ready for an exciting episode this week as we explore the dynamic relationship between the metaverse and AI. We’ll also dive into the cutting-edge insights from the Future Today Institute’s 16th edition of its Tech Trends Report, which was unveiled at SXSW and bonus! we will talk about an upcoming event in amazing Metaverse that is not to be missed.
Hi there! I’m Ethan Bach, and I’m thrilled to be coming to you from Alt Ethos, a Metaverse and Experiential Design Studio in our weekly roundup. In under 5 minutes, we’ll be giving you the latest Metaverse, XR, and Web3 news to keep you ahead of the curve.
In a recent interview with Gartner director analyst Tuong (Two Nong) Nguyen (Wen) on sdxcentral.com, they discussed the impact of AI on the metaverse and vice versa. It’s clear that these two technologies are going to change the game when it comes to digital interaction.
Initially, AI will revolutionize the metaverse by allowing for personalized experiences that adapt to users’ preferences and behavior. With AI algorithms, users can expect immersive and dynamic experiences tailored to them in the 3D world. Additionally, intelligent avatars will become more human-like, using natural language processing and computer vision to communicate with users and react to their actions and emotions. We have already seen examples of this just weeks after ChatGPT came out in the metaverse Engage who customized an NPC to speak through AI and help the user to use tasks in Engage.
However the things you may not be things is how the metaverse will also fuel the development of AI technology. Let’s be honest, one reason the metaverse is so desirable for marketing is the collection of data. It’s like social media data collecting on crack. The massive amounts of data generated by users’ interactions can be used to train AI algorithms and improve their accuracy and effectiveness. This mutually beneficial relationship has exciting potential. To be fair, for those of you who are worried data mining, not all metaverse platforms will release all your data.
Of course we have to touch on the security risks to consider, such as hacking and harassment. We saw this this week with Siemens Metaverse exposer of corporate data. But not to worry just as we see stolen data from our mobile phone companies, measure will be taken to provider stronger security. And AI can help detect and prevent these malicious activities, making the metaverse a safer place for all users.
As with any new technology, there will be challenges to overcome. But as Nguyen (Wen) notes, “Like the internet, the metaverse will continue to evolve.”
We must keep an eye on these two technologies and their evolving relationship, as the potential for personalized, immersive experiences and intelligent avatars is mind-blowing.
Diving deeper into AI and Metaverse – here is a break down some serious tech news that’s going to impact every industry in 2023 and beyond. Just recently, Amy Webb launched Future Today Institute’s Emerging Tech Trend Report at SXSW 2023, and it’s got our minds blown with over 600 trends across 819 pages. But let’s cut to the chase and talk about the ones that matter most – AI and the Metaverse.
These trends are already reshaping industries and will change society as we know it. Right now we are moving from the internet age of information to interconnected data, and that means LLMs (Large Language Models) or AI will play a significant role. We’re talking AI accelerators, cloud computing, and massive neural networks that will make our current technology seem primitive. But with all of this new tech comes the need for regulation and preparation, and education on how to use AI or entire groups of people risk falling behind.
On the optimistic side, AI and the Metaverse will transform industries like medicine and education, increasing productivity and creating new tools for humanity. But on the catastrophic side, we could face aggressive data scraping and new digital divides. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. We have the power to create a better future by showing up for ourselves and each other. Let’s embrace this moment and make it count!
As we said last week, we need to show love for each other and for technology and show our best selves to move forward for the best future.
Lastly, there is an event on Wednesday that is not to be missed. Alt Ethos is proud to be a part of the future of the metaverse! We’re excited to sponsor the upcoming Metaverse Networking event, hosted by the Reality Innovators Network on the cutting-edge platform by Odyssey VR.The Reality Innovators Network , the largest Metaverse, VR/AR/XR community on LinkedIn with over 60,000 members on Linked. We have provided the link below.
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