Today at Lenovo’s third annual Tech World innovation summit, the company showed off their vision for the future in the form of a number of concept devices which leverage AI for some of their capabilities.
One of the devices was daystAR, which they brand as an “optical display with an independent vision processing unit and free-formed surface lenses with a 40-degree field of view. ”
The camera-equipped headset would connect with back-end services such as Cloud Object Recognition, Remote Assistance, Multiplayer Interaction, and 3D Content Manager, and, using the Lenovo AR Platform, would allow productivity applications such as scanning, uploading and editing 3D content.
At this point, Microsoft does not need to worry, as the HoloLens competitor is just a concept designed to exercise “fresh thinking” and generate “consumer feedback to create the next generation of technology, design and engineering.”
It is somewhat disappointing however that Lenovo chose to create its own AI/AR platform instead of plugging into Windows Mixed Reality, which would offer much of the same services, likely in a more polished form.