Apple forced to make large cuts to production plans for Ars Technica Vision Pro viewers

An AR headset sits on a stand in a public viewing area.

Zoom in / This is Apple’s Vision Pro headset. It looks like a particularly bulky pair of ski goggles, with the materials and design language of Apple’s AirPods Max headphones. Samuel Axon Apple was forced to make drastic cuts to production forecasts for the Vision Pro mixed reality headset, unveiled last month after seven years … Read more

Contextual AI Introduces LENS: An AI Framework for Augmented Vision Language Models Outperforms Flamingo by 9% (56->65%) on VQAv2

Contextual AI Introduces LENS: An AI Framework for Augmented Vision Language Models Outperforms Flamingo by 9% (56->65%) on VQAv2

Large Language Models (LLM) have transformed natural language understanding in recent years, demonstrating remarkable aptitudes in semantic understanding, query resolution, and text output, particularly in zero-shot and few-shot environments. As seen in Fig. 1(a), several methods have been proposed for using LLM on tasks involving vision. An optical encoder can be trained to represent each … Read more

AT&T CTO Steps Up for Apple’s Vision Pro | Light reading

Jeremy Leg.  (Source: Collision Conference)

AT&T’s new networking chief Jeremy Legg has said Apple may need to move to an edge computing model for its augmented and virtual reality strategy at some point to deliver those services in a mobile rather than a stationary environment. . However, Legg also pointed out that Apple’s first foray into AR (augmented reality) and … Read more

Apple Introduces $3,500 Vision Pro Headset: Will It Eventually Push VR into the Mainstream, or Is It an Expensive Toy?

Apple Vision Pro AR Headphones

Apple has unveiled the Vision Pro, an expensive pair of glasses that the company promises will unlock a whole new universe of magical new virtual and augmented reality apps. The headset will be priced starting at $3,499, available starting early 2024 in the US (with more countries later in the year). Apple announced the years-in-development … Read more