Len Klie

Voice Makes Forays into Virtual Reality

Immerex  and CloudMinds Technology have begun collaborating on a next-generation entertainment experience using virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), with an ultimate goal of adding speech processing and natural language understanding into the mix as the central interface.

Immerex is a pioneer in virtual reality. It recently launched one of the world’s lightest portable VR headsets, with one of the highest resolutions and lowest latency on the market, reducing motion sickness during long-term immersion in virtual reality environments.  (I didn’t even know that this was an issue).

CloudMinds makes robots and devices smarter, providing secure, high-performance and low-latency private networks that connect robots and devices to a cloud platform with endless AI capabilities. By collaborating with Immerex, CloudMinds will leverage its Human Augmented Robot Intelligence (HARI) architecture with Immerex’s VR and AR technology to bring robots to the cloud, while gaining access to Immerex’s distribution channels to more than 3,000 cinema partnerships.

“Collaborating with Immerex will help us to deliver a compelling user experience to customers,” said Bill Huang, CEO of CloudMinds, in a statement. “We envision our AI technology helping consumers interact with robots and VR accessories in the most natural way—using voice via natural language processing (NLP) and automatic speech recognition (ASR). We see this as only the beginning of a very exciting venture into transforming the entertainment industry.”

Hopefully, it extends beyond the entertainment industry. The possibilities really are endless.