Lenovo unveils AR headset and other ambitious AI concepts at its Tech World innovation summit

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We all know Lenovo is widely regarded for it’s wide range of laptops, smartphones, and the Yogabooks. But given a chance, Lenovo is quite used to coming up with some innovative and futuristic concepts. At it’s third annual Tech World innovation summit, not only did they reveal new colors for the Yogabook, but also a host of innovative concept products, including an augmented reality headset and a smart speaker-projector. Lenovo envisions the daystAR headset as standalone vision processing unit with a 40-degree field of view. The headset doesn’t need to be connected to a phone or a PC. Lenovo also expects it’s developers to use their in-house AR platform to create apps for the device.

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Lenovo is also looking it creating an AI assistant called CAVA, that will be smarter than Siri and Alexa. They want to use deep learning to create facial recognition systems and natural language understanding technologies for the assistant. With this, the assistant can completely understand your messages and make recommendations based on what you tell it.

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The SmartCast+, is supposed to boast of much more functionalities and capabilities than today’s speakers with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Echo, and it’s own Echo clone. If this does ever become a real product, Lenovo wants to make it be able to recognize sounds and object and deliver AR experiences by projecting images onto a wall or screen.

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One of the other major concepts that Lenovo showed off is the SmartVest, an ECG-equipped piece of clothing that can monitor your heart rhythm 24/7. This technology will surely be a life saver to users if it does get developed in the near future.

To conclude, Lenovo said it feels coming up with new ideas and concepts is part of it’s R & D, because it let’s the company to explore, innovate and push boundaries in the field. We are not sure which of these interesting innovations will come to life. We look forward to the day when Lenovo might make any of these technologies available and ready to use for the masses. Till then, let’s keep an eye out for any future innovations from the company.

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