Have You Ever Thought About Embracing the Combination of VR & HCAI?

Technology is best when it brings people together.” — Matt Mullenweg

Accommodating a change is always challenging, especially when new technological approaches come into play with a novel perception. But the journey toward this innovative period is much more exciting and remarkable when we think about the end results.

Blending VR & HCAI

These two cognitive technologies, Virtual Reality (VR) and Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) have encompassed their own characteristics and behavior patterns. While both technologies focus on different cases, they each allow humans to have a deeper connection with the digital world. Virtual reality carries a combination of software and hardware to create a simulated environment in which we may immerse ourselves, whereas HCAI aspires us in creating technological advancements that can respond wisely to situations. The combination of these two versatile avenues has opened up new opportunities in different fields and offers more convenient personalized experiences. The usage of this blend spans fields including medicine, education, gaming, shopping, defense, and military to automate workflow and processes.

One of the main benefits that Extend Reality (XR) including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) delivers over traditional simulation technology is its ability to integrate with data analysis tools across AI along with sophisticated analytics. The upgraded version of AI which is HCAI augments user interaction and keeps humans in the loop in order to make improved decisions.

Traditionally people interact with information primarily in two dimensions. Think about a conventional classroom environment where learners are surrounded by whiteboards, PowerPoint presentations, and online video tutorials. But cheers to the advancements of AI/XR technology, now learners can experience real-world scenarios that would be otherwise too expensive or even impossible to replicate in the real world, from exploring the inside of a cell to traversing faraway planets. Using headsets, eyewear, mobile devices, and software, XR provides people with a hands-on virtual experience faster than any other tool.

Immersive shopping is another instance where VR is currently utilized to improve the shopping experience. VR lets shoppers try on or test products in a virtual space prior to making a purchase. They can fit on clothes for example. Although virtual shopping is definitely thrilling, HCAI will boost the experience further.

For example, a buyer who’s interested in buying clothes can utilize VR to try out the selected items they’re interested in. AI can provide an online sales representative who will offer suggestions or answer any questions and even close a deal. This combination of AR/VR not only benefits customers but can also be a great opportunity for companies too. Businesses have the chance to gain insight into the habits of shoppers, for instance, their preferences and buying patterns so that it indirectly paves the way to improve their sales while satisfying the buyer’s needs.

Technology is a part and parcel of our lives. We have become so dependent on it as a whole that it’s hard to imagine how life would be without technology. Both HCAI and VR are two incredible pieces of technology on their own. Discovering and bringing a Human-Centered approach to immersive experiences could elevate this world even better.

Who knows what an intelligent convergence of HCAI and VR might bring?







AWS Azure & GCP Certified ML Engineer | BioInformatics Researcher | Key note speaker

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Chameera De Silva

AWS Azure & GCP Certified ML Engineer | BioInformatics Researcher | Key note speaker