Bosch Light Drive: image right on the retina

Bosch has developed revolutionary technology for AR glasses, which it will present at the upcoming CES. Name

technology received Light Drive, and the mainIts special feature is the addition of augmented reality technology capabilities to standard glasses. At the same time, the weight of the glasses practically does not increase, since the technology does not require displays. The total weight of the system is less than 10 grams.

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The essence of work in the system is to reflectlight from a holographic device integrated into the lens, projecting various information directly onto the retina, from notifications and tips to navigation pointers. At the same time, the projected image will always be quite clear and bright under any conditions, including on a sunny day. If you turn off the glasses, then they become completely transparent, so the system can be combined with glasses with diopters.

More convenient than smart watches

Light Drive with glasses promises to be much more convenientand more practical than a smart watch, because the glasses do not need to raise the wrist to the eyes. This will be especially true for car drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and so on. Some experts suggest that Bosch will try to master the independent production of wearable gadgets, but most analysts are inclined to the scenario in which the concern will only license and supply Light Drive components to leading manufacturers of glasses. This option is more beneficial to the end user, because there will be a choice of interfaces, as well as many options for system settings, design and capabilities.

Bosch plans to integrate Light in the futureDrive into various intelligent sensors so that you can control the system with gestures, touches. Also, such smart glasses themselves can be integrated into more advanced and complex AR-systems. In January there will be a presentation of the system, and the first gadgets based on it can be expected in a year.

AR glasses and AI technology

The head of the department of AI-development Facebook called glassesAugmented Reality with the Grail for Artificial Intelligence Developers. First of all, the creation of really practical glasses requires a lot of resources, solving many diverse problems. From image recognition to projection of digestible information. And this is just one of many layers. The potential of this technology in the AI ​​sector is very large, and it is necessary to pay attention to startups in this segment.

What is the complexity and challenge of AR-points to teamsAI developers? Algorithms have already more or less learned to recognize and project algorithms, but the phot form factor of AR glasses suggests compactness, that is, they will have to solve problems in real time, while under the conditions of limited resources. Currently, AI system developers do not really care about saving resources, while the energy efficiency parameter is becoming one of the most important.

Points should track the user's gaze, ineverything becomes very complicated for the movement, it requires enormous computing power, data volumes are growing. At the same time, you need to work with a voice assistant, listen to your surroundings, recognize your voice, and also generate speech. Plus, you need support for working with gestures, and all this in real time.

This segment is likely to requirehighly specialized chipsets that will be honed for specific AI models and algorithms. For example, a separate processor for working with voice, separate for other neural networks and so on. Only then the alignment can change, because what is now is frankly weak iron, it is universal and poorly adapted to the needs of AI systems.