Microsoft’s HoloLens head-mounted display will be better at navigating reality by incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), media reports said.
According to a report in Financial Tribune on Sunday, the second version of HoloLens’ custom multiprocessor—called a “holographic processing unit” or HPU—will enable HoloLens to do the kind of deep learning processing that typically is done only in the cloud.
“The HPU allows the headset to negotiate reality without experience-killing latency and benefit from the addition of AI silicon,” the report quoted Eric Abbruzzese, a senior analyst with market intelligence company ABI Research, as saying.
“Higher accuracy in head tracking and georegistering content—locking digital content to the real world—is the primary benefit, with the side effect of a platform gradually growing in capability,” he added.
According to Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, the additional silicon could boost performance and user safety.
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