Learn Languages VR by Mondly allows people to experience lifelike conversations with virtual characters, in 28 different languages, from the comfort of home. The technology uses advanced speech recognition that understands millions of phrases and words in 28 different languages. To bridge the technologies behind its chatbot, speech recognition, and VR, the company had to develop a new automatic voice detection system. Because VR is so immersive, we quickly realized that traditional speech interaction models that require a tap or a voice command to enable speech recognition would kill the flow of the experience. So we developed our own automatic voice detection system.
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Now that kind of headache is fast becoming a thing of the past, thanks to augmented-reality AR technology and some serious IKEA know-how. Launched in the autumn of , the IKEA Place app lets customers see exactly how more than 2, furniture items would look - and fit - in their homes. Customers could use their smart phones to place and view a limited number of furniture items in their rooms. A copy of the IKEA catalogue had to be placed in frame to help the app calculate the scale. Launched in the autumn of , the IKEA Place app lets customers see exactly how more than 2, furniture items would look — and fit — in their homes. The app is easier to use and places photorealistic furniture items in the frame at the touch of the screen. Furniture is correctly sized down to the millimetre and you can walk right up and get a close up look at fabrics and colours.
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In a report, the app data and insight company said the pace of overall VR app downloads across the two platforms showed no sign of abating in the opening months of App Store and Google Play VR app downloads in Q1 totalled more than 85 million worldwide, a per cent increase on Q1 , it revealed. Through , VR app downloads showed sequential rises in each quarter, culminating in combined downloads of Categories Games represented the single largest category of VR app downloads during the to periods studied, accounting for about 56 per cent of all installs.
V irtual reality is here. You can pilot a starfighter , make sculptures out of virtual clay and experience award-winning journalism … but can you use it to get some work done? Like many people, the majority of my work involves a desktop computing environment and a text editor. This is, I confess, not the best type of work to do in virtual reality. If my job was manipulating 3D objects or visualising complex multidimensional datasets, then maybe I would have been better placed to make the most of transporting myself to a fully computer-generated world for hours on end.