Technology is automating out human error, democratizing the search for engineering talent, and speeding R&D times with implications across drug discovery, car manufacturing, and much more.
A newly granted patent shows Amazon is pursuing augmented reality tech to fuel a new focus on auto parts.
From advanced robotics in R&D labs to computer vision in warehouses, technology is making an impact on every step of the manufacturing process.
These companies are developing everything from headsets to gaming platforms to AR/VR solutions across retail, healthcare, education, and more.
Spatial 3D audio technologies are helping headset-wearers locate sounds beyond the field of view.
AR/VR startup Magic Leap's new patent application links facial recognition, identity authentication, and document verification and could signal the stealth company's interest in security applications.
The maverick of personal computing is looking for its next big thing in spaces like healthcare, AR, and autonomous cars, all while keeping its lead in consumer hardware. With an uphill battle in AI, slowing growth in smartphones, and its fingers in so many pies, can Apple reinvent itself for a third time?
Google leads the pack in applying for AI patents, and Microsoft is the most prolific in filing for patents, but the race is on in AR/VR, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, and more.
Facebook is doubling down on product innovation hires as it bulks up for a future in which VR and AR play a large role in social experiences. With government scrutiny increasing, policy and legal hires are also being prioritized.