What AR and AI Mean to Modern Businesses

October 12

Some of the most empowering new technologies that are changing business paradigms are augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI). To a lesser degree, virtual reality (VR) has also entered business culture but has been overshadowed by the other two technologies.

These emerging solutions make life simpler for managers and staff members who have been pressured to keep up with new digital innovations. Here’s a look at how AR and AI are redefining business processes.

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Industries Already Using AR and AI

Both AR and AI are still in their infancy but have come a long way in a short time. Early pioneers in these technologies have been industries such as manufacturing, utilities, logistics, retail, healthcare, education, and gaming. Such industries that regularly utilize visual content can enhance their viewing experiences with 3D art displays in AR software.

You can develop your own 3D graphics with software development kits (SDKs). The kits provide a suite of tools for you to overlay 3D graphics on screens. It allows for viewers to interact with data and other visual elements. The most widely used SDKs include the iOS and Android kit Vuforia, Apple’s ARKit, and Google’s ARCore.

Hospitals use AR in this way because it allows doctors to see multiple datasets on one screen. This technology helps surgeons with complex operations such as brain surgery.

AI software can be helpful to any business in the sense that it scans tons of data to quickly detect patterns and solutions to problems. The advent of machine learning software empowers any business analyst to know significantly more about their company than what was possible in the past. Research that took a large staff years to explore a century ago can now be completed in seconds.

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Advantages of the AR-AI Combination

A major reason why AR works well with AI is they both speed up human awareness. If you own a small business, you don’t necessarily have to know everything about the entire production process. That’s why many businesses outsource to other firms for maintenance or repairs. The AR-AI combination eliminates some of these expenses by providing reports and instructions to fix problems quickly.

The most advanced AR-AI solutions integrate with automation to provide a system with self-healing qualities. The system can be programmed for certain events to trigger automated solutions. As a result, what used to require a service call to fix problems can now be resolved digitally.

Some of the features of AR frameworks used by professionals include the following:

  • GPS positioning and locating – mapping tools such as GPS are an important part of AR technology, helping inventory personnel locate RFID-based products
  • Motion tracking – ability to detect hand movements and identify when humans are present in a room
  • Environmental interaction – new employees can be trained faster using AR technology that adds digital information to real-world experiences
  • Scene processing – AR can help forensics experts recreate crime scenes

New Schools of Thought and Technology

The education field has embraced the AR-AI combination in a way that has helped ensure its industry survival. Cloud-based eLearning programs now allow for 24/7 interactive learning at the convenience of students from home. These programs are much more artistic, flexible, and interactive than how education has traditionally been presented in schools.

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Campuses can now offer a more active level of teacher-student engagement by implementing technology that facilitates learning with clickable 3D graphics. The reason 3D is an effective learning tool is that people retain more of what they see visually than what they read. For example, medical students can learn the complexities of human anatomy much quicker with the help of 3D visuals. Various industries are now testing AR and AI technologies with remarkable success. This combination can give modern institutions and enterprises a huge edge over competitors that prefer more traditional methods. 

Johannes Beekman

About the author

Our CEO has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing in the high-tech industry. Johannes has worked for 25 years in the semiconductor industry, where he worked for Philips, Infineon, and Sematech in various management positions in process development, engineering, operations, and sales and marketing. While working for Philips, he was an engineering manager in 2 wafer fab startups. And while at Sematech, he managed various international technical symposia. He has built 3 successful digital marketing companies in the past 8 years. His focus is marketing integration, marketing technology, SEO, and inbound and outbound marketing. And he has developed a content creation system that uses the AIDA model to develop content for every stage of the sales funnel. Johannes has experience working with companies in manufacturing, the high-tech industry, process industry, IT, healthcare, and legal industry, and he has published on several trade-focused websites.


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AR and AI, Artificial Intelligence, augmented reality, immersive technology, virtual reality


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