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Ben Newhouse's Presentation at Emerging Communication Conference & Awards 2010 America


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Ben Newhouse's Presentation at Emerging Communication Conference & Awards 2010 America

  1. 1. Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact How Computer Vision Will Change AR and the World Ben Newhouse. April 21, 2010.
  2. 2. Sci-Fi as a Lens Space Flight - Jules Verne Weather Control - John Jacob Astor IV TV - H.G. Wells Jetpacks
  3. 3. New Vision: AR
  4. 4. Augmented Reality To abolish the interface between the digital and the real Turn everything you see into the medium
  5. 5. Today’s Topic Sensors define the reality we wish to augment Computer vision is crucial to this reality
  6. 6. Agenda • Yelp Monocle • Ideas that matter in Computer Vision • A Concrete Example • Conclude
  7. 7. Yelp Monocle • Built by yours truly • Point your phone down the street, see ratings and names overlaid on store fronts • Reality defined by compass, accelerometer and GPS.
  8. 8. Sensor Data is Dirty GPS coordinates are accurate to ~+/-50m (i.e. an entire city block) This is where I actually am
  9. 9. Yesterday Tomorrow
  10. 10. Keep In Mind What piece(s) of hardware is each technology replacing?
  11. 11. Optical Character Recognition iPhone Handwritten Digit OCR circa Fall 2009
  12. 12. Chinese OCR circa ?
  13. 13. Motion Tracking Head-Controlled Mouse Circa Winter 2007
  14. 14. Virtual DJ Deck circa ?
  15. 15. 3D Reconstruction UNC Realtime Urban Reconstruction circa Fall 2007
  16. 16. 3D Store Inventory Scanning circa ?
  17. 17. Even Simpler Things Need Computer Vision Square Valued at $40 million before launch Provides a audio jack dongle to read cards Struggling to meet hardware demand
  18. 18. Why bother with hardware, when 45 lines of code and a camera will do the same? Credit Card Recognition circa Last Night at 2 a.m.
  19. 19. And Many More Logo and Storefront Recognition Barcodes/QR Codes Medical Image Diagnostics (Cool new Yelp things)
  20. 20. The Revolution Is Happening Now Real-time camera access in iPhone 4.0 (public release in June) HD Video decoding chips can be co-opted for computer vision
  21. 21. In Conclusion Cameras will define our future augmented reality In doing so they will further the software crusade The restraining factor is not technology, it’s is the ambition to execute. Let’s make Sci-Fi become Sci-Fact Thanks for listening! (follow @newhouseb for more)