11:30am - 11:45am Helen Papagiannis - Advancing AR for Humanity
Wednesday Jun 10 - Hall B
How will AR extend human capacity and human imagination? Dr. Papagiannis highlights the inventions, concepts, and opportunities that will forever change the way we experience reality. AR, typically defined as a layering of digital information over the physical world experienced through smartphones or digital eyewear, is quickly advancing into a new phase of contextual experiences that combine wearable tech, big data, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence. This second wave of AR surpasses novelty and extends humanity to better understand our world in new meaningful ways. We must ask: How can we design AR experiences to enhance and make a userâ€™s life easier and better? M.I.T. Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte said, â€œComputing is not about computers anymore. It is about livingâ€. AR is no longer about technology, itâ€™s about living in the real world and creating empowering experiences that are human-centred. How do we want to live in and with AR, and how will it shape our lives?