New Microsoft HoloLens to incorporate AI
By IANS | Published: 31st July 2017 12:29 PM |
SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft's HoloLens head-mounted display will be better at navigating reality by incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), media reports said.
According to a report in Financial Tribune on Sunday, the second version of HoloLens' custom multiprocessor -- called a "holographic processing unit" or HPU -- will enable HoloLens to do the kind of deep learning processing that typically is done only in the cloud.
"The HPU allows the headset to negotiate reality without experience-killing latency and benefit from the addition of AI silicon," the report quoted Eric Abbruzzese, a senior analyst with market intelligence company ABI Research, as saying.
"Higher accuracy in head tracking and geo-registering content -- locking digital content to the real world -- is the primary benefit, with the side effect of a platform gradually growing in capability," he added.
According to Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, the additional silicon could boost performance and user safety.