Virtual Reality & Google Cloud's AI Services

donderdag, 29 augustus 2019

Leuven - Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4

Welcome with food & drinks
Virtual Reality - Reality check

Bert Waltniel // Bazookas

Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed within this environment and whilst there, is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions. It is the creation of a virtual environment presented to our senses in such a way that we experience it as if we were really there.

The technology is becoming cheaper and more widespread. Not only Zuckerberg is working on the democratization of VR. Due to the decline in the prices for the headsets, the new tracking possibilities and the social VR functionalities, a new wind is blowing through the VR landscape. We see already that different companies are using Virtual reality is not only used for gaming buth also for other use case like

• HR: In the application phase, Virtual reality can be very practical as a visualization and what the job will involve for the applicant. • Sales: Huge machines such as pitchers are difficult to take to the customer as a demo. Virtual reality can pull the customer over the line thanks to a virtual demo. • After sales & remote support: To be able to recognize objects from a machine built by a customer and to provide remote support for them. Here also augmented reality can help.

The following topics will be discussed: • What is Virtual Reality? • Why should we need it? • VR hardware Comparison(Oculus/HTC Vive) • Platform comparison(Unity vs Unreal) • Possibilities now vs future • Use cases • Success stories

Leveraging Google Cloud's AI services

Matteus Deloge // Craftworkz

Google is, and always has been, a major player in the AI industry and most of its core services like Gmail, Google Assistant, Search, etc. are heavily powered by complex AI algorithms built by the finest software engineers in the business. How powerful would our own applications become if we could just use their knowledge to our advantage? Well, we can!

In this talk we'll look into the currently available AI services by Google, why we should use them and talk about why vendor lock-in is not always a bad thing.

Closing & Networking
Date & time

donderdag, 29 augustus 2019
From 17:45 till 20:30


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Gaston Geenslaan 11B4
3001 Leuven (Heverlee)
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