Most of the deep learning technology in VR is focused on environment and content creation, reconstructing real locations in virtual reality, and enhancing interactions between human players (VR users) and virtual characters.
We expect the future of VR and deep learning to continue in the same direction.
Virtual characters will offer more intelligent responses, possibly even going as far as becoming “life coaches” or “financial coaches” or any other form of guide through purchase decisions.
Intelligent contactless interaction will gain more attention. Contactless interaction focuses on the gaze, gesture, or body pose signals. Thanks to deep learning, VR characters will recognize these gazes and gestures and offer more complex interactions.
VR environments will become so lifelike that users may not be able to tell them apart from the real thing. The limitations of VR hardware (the heaviness of the VR headset and the presence of VR controllers) will be the only thing separating the virtual from the reality.
Will VR become a household technology? Will VR and AI together become so big that people will start opting out of the real world in favor of the virtual?
We wouldn’t go that far yet.
VR has yet to become the next big thing in the consumer’s minds. While VR tech is rapidly growing and is permeating the enterprise world, it still hasn’t reached the massive popularity of other electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets.
And as for a world where humans plug into virtual scenarios and completely neglect their real lives… AI certainly offers a lot of potential for that future. However, at the beginning of 2021, this is only a (cool) trope in science fiction stories that will likely stay that way for years to come.
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