Welcome to our first edition of our InsideAR Speaker Spotlight series. Over the coming weeks we will be introducing the speakers who will be presenting at InsideAR 2014 in Munich. Our speakers will cover a wide variety of topics related to Augmented Reality, from the technological outlook to social implications. We will be using this spotlight to give you a little more insight into our guest speakers and their role in the world of Augmented Reality.
For our first edition of the InsideAR Speaker Spotlight, we are happy to introduce Court Westcott, Managing Partner of Commodore Partners. As Managing Partner at Commodore, Court manages a portfolio of investments in tech companies (including Metaio!). As an investor in cutting edge technology, you can imagine Court has a thing are two to say about the future of tech and how Augmented Reality will play a role.We decided to learn a little more about Court’s history with Augmented Reality, and what he thinks the future will look like:
What are you going to present at InsideAR 2014?
Court Westcott: I am going to give a talk about whether or not computer vision will disrupt the search engine and change the origination point from where queries begin.
Have you ever attended InsideAR before and what was the most exciting part for you at previous events?
CW: This is my 3rd InsideAR. It is always exciting to see all the amazing new innovations that Metaio has come up with and the imaginative ways its customers use their technology.
What is the next challenge in AR that you would like to see overcome?
CW: First, enough processing power to make continuous visual search to the consumer possible without draining their batteries. Secondly, HMDs that are indistinguishable from normal glasses. Fix these two problems and you will see mass adoption of AR. Gesture is also still unresolved, but less of a bottle neck.
What is your personal vision of the future of AR? What Application do you wish you had today?
CW: I am terrible with names, so an app with facial recognition that provided me with people’s names would be a killer app for me. My personal vision for the future of AR is that one day AR will provide everyone with perfect contextual data in real time, as needed.
Catch more of Court Westcott’s views on the future of AR in his presentation “Can Computer Vision Disrupt the Search Engine?” where he will explore the idea of computer vision and Augmented Reality disrupting the current model of searching and accessing information.
That’s it from us for this week – if you’d like to watch some of the presentations from last year’s InsideAR event, check out our InsideAR YouTube playlist.
InsideAR Munich takes place on October 29th and 30th, 2014 at the Kleine Olympiahalle in Munich. Learn more at http://www.insidear2014.com/
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