Blippar shows off AR object recognition

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Smart uses for augmented reality go far beyond robot battles and playing with toys. Blippar has been experimenting with several levels of AR.

The first is a city guide app, ARCity, that provides AR information based on where you are and where you’re headed. Currently supporting 300 cities, it provides information on travel, eating, property and will add much more as more data sets are added. It requires a current model iPhone and iOS 11 with ARKit.

The second is a fascinating work-in-progress use of computer vision and AI, providing a tool that can identify flowers, and potentially much more out in the real world. Don’t know what something is, point the smartphone at it, and soon Blippar or a similar app will be able to tell you.


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