ThirdEye was lucky enough to join the Verizon 5G and Citi team at a 5G workshop in New York City. The future with Verizon’s 5G network will be an incredibly promising one, a lot of problems will be solved by the larger bandwidth and lower latency that Verizon’s 5G network brings to the table. The solutions will be apparent in many different areas, from helping banks stop fraud to allowing for better Augmented and Virtual Reality applications. Verizon’s 5G network allows for more data to be transferred at a much higher speed than what is available now. Citi and the Verizon 5G team were kind enough to invite us and two other spectacular technology start-ups to join this workshop. All three of our teams are partners with Verizon 5G and are excited to see how to future of technology in many industries will be improved by the 5G network.
Start-upsThe first of the start-ups to demo was Temi, a personal robot that has a screen, speaker, voice-activated commands, and the ability to follow you around. Temi allows for the user to be able to video-chat around the house without having the burden of using their hands to carry a device. If a consumer is using Temi was to video chat with someone using our Smart Glasses, the entirety of the call would be hands-free. Verizon’s 5G network will allow for our Smart Glasses and personal robots such as Temi to change the way that we video chat, allowing for much higher quality video with less energy consumed and less latency. The second start-up to demo was SecondMind, an artificial intelligence platform that listens to your phone calls and brings relevant information to your fingertips. If you are on a call with a client and they ask you if you saw the email they send last Wednesday, SecondMind will be able to find that email and display it on your screen in seconds so you’re not fumbling through your inbox. Verizon’s 5G network will allow for SecondMind to work faster and to be more power efficient. SecondMind’s artificial intelligence will allow for our Remote Help platform to become more of a seamless way to receive help when out in the field. Any time that is saved by avoiding the burden of trying to find a specific piece of information will help save companies’ money.
ThirdEye’s AR PlatformsOur team was the last to demo our product. We showed our Remote Help platform, which is a hands free see-what-I-see solution to video chatting. The Remote Help platform allows for a field service technician to be able to share what they are seeing to a remote expert. The expert is able to see exactly what the field technician is looking at so they can provide instructions and even annotate to provide more clarity. The field technician is able to receive these instructions and work on the solution hands-free. Verizon’s 5G network will allow for our Smart Glasses to have much faster upload and download speed as well as improving the quality and removing some latency of our video transmissions. The 5G network also allows for less power to be consumed, resulting in longer battery life and a lighter product. Our Smart Glasses have various uses in the financial sector as well. With our Omniview application, one can view eight screens at once through our Smart Glasses. These virtual screens allow for data to be more easily viewed by the user. For example, if you are having a video conference with many CEO’s, our Smart Glasses can display data about each company under their respective CEO. This data visualization allows for more seamless communication between multiple parties.
Future AR & 5GThe future with Verizon’s 5G network seems like a promising one. Consumers will be able to download full length HD films in seconds with the 5G network. The 5G network will allow for products, such as our own, to be lighter in weight by being more power-efficient, thus reducing the size of battery required. It is clear that Verizon’s 5G network will shape the future of technology, and we are happy we got to join them for this workshop to get a glimpse of the future.
Also published on Medium.