Virtual Reality: A lot of speculation happens about how Artificial intelligence will impact the world, how it’s going to change the future and the technologies related to the future. A peek into the “techy” future already started with self-driving cars but here we are going to discuss another technology fusing with the field of artificial intelligence.
What is Virtual Reality?
Imagine being a counter-terrorist in CS: GO. That is exactly the experience Virtual Reality gives you. It makes you feel a part of the computer-generated scenarios. Current VR technology most commonly uses virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment. A person using virtual reality equipment is able to “look around” the artificial world, move around in it, and interact with virtual features or items. The effect is commonly created by VR headsets consisting of a head-mounted display with a small screen in front of the eyes.
Applying VR to AI
By applying Virtual Reality to Artificial Intelligence, not only will it change the AI interface but also would help feel VR more natural. Healthcare and education will undoubtedly see a real game-changing benefit, allowing medical students to undertake risk-free surgical training, or philosophy students to learn remotely in an immersive and meaningful digital environment.
In healthcare, It would help in stimulating the possible environment during a surgery and with the help of artificial intelligence, would come up with possible solutions to surgical issues. In Education, students can learn from almost-lifelike experiences. This would give them a chance to come out of their academic shells. Again with Machine learning aiding in learning, it will challenge the students to come out of their comfort zones. Meanwhile, the retail industry appears ready to move with the rapidly changing times. Having already embraced smart mirrors in dressing rooms, there seems to be a willingness to take the lead on AI.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is of the belief that by utilizing both of these emerging technologies, his company will offer a more compelling social experience beyond the run-of-the-mill status updates and photo sharing.
His vision for the future of Facebook will include contextual news updates and 360-degree videos. The platform will also integrate AI so that it can explain objects in an image or understand speech.
And shared virtual environments will help take social media platforms, such as the one Zuckerberg founded in his Harvard dorm room all those years ago (2004!), to another level. Just imagine pulling on a VR headset and playing a few games of pool with an old college friend, all without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Only time will tell us how Virtual Reality is going to change the future which is already guided by the realms of artificial intelligence.
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