The dream augmented reality feature has always been having your reality being annotated with useful information, and for the forgetful, this has very often been the names and/or faces of people who we are supposed to know.
Such a feature is often depicted as part of a sci-fi scenario, but now a small Swiss company named Cubera has made it real, using the magic of the Microsoft HoloLens and Microsoft Azure.
They did not make details of the feat clear, but we assume they use Microsoft’s cloud-based cognitive toolkit to do face recognition to identify and annotate people in their environment.
As someone who could easily qualify as an anomic aphasic, I can’t wait for this technology to become mainstream, hopefully without having to wear a huge helmet on my head.
See the technology demoed in video below: