Emerging technologies got a boost when scientists from the Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering at Osaka University employed deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) to improve mobile mixed reality generation. EurekAlert! brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Mixed reality gets a machine learning upgrade.”

In the world of gaming, this is substantial. It may feel superficial but many technologies developed and tested through gaming find themselves applied in our real lives. This work may lead to a revolution in green architecture and city revitalization.

Mixed reality (MR) is a type of visual augmentation in which real-time images of existing objects or landscapes can be digitally altered. Think of the phenomena known as Pokémon Go! where characters appear alongside real landmarks. This approach can be applied for more serious undertakings as well, such as surveying or landscaping by visualizing what a new building will look like once the existing structure is removed and trees added.

Melody K. Smith

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