Though VR, AR and AI aren’t new terms, let’s commence with some quick definitions of these technologies and everyday examples.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a machine or program which is capable of performing tasks which would otherwise require human intelligence. Google Maps uses AI to suggest the fastest route to a destination based on the movement of traffic.
Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of technology to create a simulated environment which can be interacted by a user. VR is used by brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Gap to experience fashion shows and try on clothes virtually.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a setup where certain aspects from the real world are enhanced with the help of computer input. Pokémon Go – need say more? When looked through the smartphones, the superimposed images of Pokémon in the physical world existed due to AR.
These three technologies are complementary, and their fusion is the doorstep of transformation and opportunities. While AI has been around for quite some time, a blend of VR-AI and AR-AI will change how we live and do business. These technologies have the potential to gain traction and penetrate into our lives – it’s common to see people upload pictures with cat whiskers! And this is not limited to camera filters.
In Medicine, some advanced microscopes tampered with intelligence are able to detect cancer cells with high accuracy levels. Undoubtedly, the quality of healthcare would enhance if the usage of AR & VR increases coupled with AI. The way we learn gets much more efficient when we become a part of the process. Google Expeditions lets you explore the world and content on a range of subjects including history, science and arts from a classroom using AR and VR. At workplaces, discussions over a product through its 3D model would boost the exchange of views and led to more inputs from designers.
The single most benefit of AI is its capability of making intelligent decisions. It’s become a part of sport competitions as it can process numerous calculations and data sets. Let’s understand how AR and VR projects can influence different industries when implemented with AI.
Benefits of VR and AI
AI can provide insights and respond to the simulated environment created with VR. With this thought, some industries have already begun with the merge of these two technologies. And a combination of two different technologies has only increased the possibilities.
Travel & Tourism –This industry uses VR to provide customers with a glimpse of how their experience will look like. Here, AI can be employed to answer the questions raised by the customers or help them with decision-making.
Gaming – VR has a significant place in the gaming sector already. VR takes gamers in a different environment with out-of-the-world experiences. The characters in those games can be made smart and interactive with the application of AI to provide an even immersive experience.
Shopping – Volvo offers test drives to potential customers from the comfort of their homes. When they need assistance with the dashboard or need to know about security features, AI should be able to accomplish the task. Similarly, VR lets customers try out clothing when they are purchasing remotely. AI can work as a sales associate to complete the sale procedure.
Benefits of AR and AI
AR and AI are super versatile and are productive resources in many sectors. The amalgamation of the two is quite deep and it often gets difficult to figure out where AI ended, and AR started!
Chatbots – Chatbots, running on AI, are utilized by many brands on their websites and are constantly developed. In online stores, coupling them with AR will create a unique experience for the customers as they shuffle through items suggested by the bot. Similarly, a bot can determine what makeup products are right for the customer and AR can allow the customer to visualize the same. Research highlights that 59% of online shoppers believe finding items on a personalized store is easy and interesting.
App development – For superimposing virtual images in the physical world, the system requires traditional computer vision techniques. AI has the ability to create maps of the outside world and track movements, and hence it replaces the need for the traditional techniques. Similarly, if AI could listen and understand the voice inputs, AR can trigger effects in accordance to it.
Defense – Since AI can take complex decisions, a number of simulations from archives can be tested to find the best strategy in an AR military system. An advancement in this field can make the system capable of identifying and labelling threats.
Plutomen ARMS is an AR tool that works on a similar blend of technologies to provide real-time support should you encounter industrial problems.
Back in 2018, 82%companies that implemented VR and AR said the benefits were either meeting or exceeding their expectations. Today, VR and AR present incredible opportunities and a merge with AI will create more interactive and immersive experiences. The future of this technical amalgamation is quite promising if the businesses continue to explore the potentials. A proper implementation of VR & AR with AI will enhance the way you work, get the desired experience for the consumers, and translate into revenues.
Plutomen Technologies in an AR and VR based enterprise that focuses on possibilities and provides innovative solutions. We explore the latest technologies, like a blend of AR/VR with AI, to provide handy solutions for e-commerce, education, real estate, automotive, manufacturing, etc.
With 10+ years' experience of Hiren Kanani has helped Plutomen ensure smooth communication between the company and the client for swift project delivery with fewer iterations. He is CTO & founder at Plutomen.
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