Lenovo and Wikitude will work together to develop a cloud-based platform for delivering augmented reality contents. Both these companies announced this partnership at Augmented Reality World Expo in Santa Clara, California.
The augmented reality cloud service will have the WIKitude’s image recognition and markerless technology along with the remote video and content editing, authoring support. It will also have the deep learning recognition application from Lenovo New Vision (an AR subsidiary of Lenovo). All the content on the clouds will be compatible with the Lenovo’s upcoming smart glasses, New Glass C200 (also on other smartphones).
Martin Herdins, Wikitude CEO said,” This partnership between the two of the biggest companies in VR and AI sectors will allow the user to have the better experience of the content. This will also help us to push the boundaries further.”
The augmented Human Cloud will allow the companies to use augmented reality for remote support function which will be similar to what is provided by the companies like Scope AR, Upskill. The cloud service will combine the image recognition, markerless tracking, content editing, video communication in on package which will have the dedicated hardware. This is will be great for the companies looking for “single vendor” solution.
On the other hand, Lenovo’s VP said,” This partnership will add more services to Lenovo AH Cloud. We aim at providing all the facilities on one common platform.”