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Pico’s new VR headset and 10 obstacles to the best VR glasses


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Flashback to the future of computing: the launch of new VR headsets from Bytedance’s VR company, Pico, is coming to an end. An open source initiative is launching an AI model similar to DALL-E which will soon be available for free.

Pico Neo 4 Pro – Specs, Design, Price

Pico 4 leaks followed one after the other this week: first there was information on the pricing strategy, followed by specs and possible design of the new VR headset and controllers. ByteDance also wants to sue Meta on VR, which is also working on a new headset for 2022.

Possible concept art of the Pico Neo 4 (Pro).

Thanks to pancake lenses, Pico’s next VR glasses could be thinner than existing devices. , Image: Unknown

Ten Obstacles to the Best VR Glasses

There are many hurdles to overcome before the technological potential of virtual reality can be realized. According to Meta’s display boss, there are exactly ten – which he actually reveals at the SIGGRAPH 2022 computer graphics conference.

lenovo quest 2 clone

With Lenovo, a veteran of the early days of VR returns to the VR market. However, the return is quite spectacular: the VR700 standalone VR glasses, which are currently only announced for China, are almost identical to the Quest 2 under construction and are in turn based on a previous replica from Chinese streaming provider iQiyi.

DALL-E in Open Source: stable broadcast start

OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 gets a free competition: static streaming can produce high quality images when entering text, but is not subject to OpenAI’s content restrictions and can be run locally rather than in the cloud. Behind the project is Sustainability AI, an open source AI movement and start-up.

Pico's new VR headset and 10 obstacles to the best VR glasses

Constant streaming is more varied than in MidJourney, but slightly lower resolution than DALL-E 2. , Image: Github

AI for animal languages

Moo, woof and meow could soon mean much more than moo, woof and meow. A research team wants to use artificial intelligence to decode animal sounds into language understandable to humans. The team takes encouragement from recent advances in translation AI, which have shown that three-dimensional representations of languages ​​can be layered for translation. Does it also work with animal sounds?

MIXEDCAST #311: Will hand tracking become the new interface standard?

What can hand tracking do today and will it become the new interface standard for virtual reality and augmented reality? Tobias and Christian discuss First Hand based on the Meta Quest 2 demo, where a number of positive things are highlighted. However, manual tracking can still be improved. What should be improved? Also: What does Xiaomi allow? The announcement of the “Mijia” smart glasses surprised two of our podcasters a bit.

Pico's new VR headset and 10 obstacles to the best VR glasses