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Evoking Magic Realism with Augmented Reality Technology

Evoking Magic Realism with Augmented Reality Technology

QCon.ai 2019 talk https://www.infoq.com/presentations/realism-augmented-reality

Exploring how building a real-world system is more of a software engineering art. It requires making choices among a set of tradeoffs.

Diana Hu

April 17, 2019

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  1. Hello! • Director of Engineering & Head of AR Platform

    at Niantic • Co-Founder & CTO @Escher Reality, a YC ‘17 company acquired by Niantic • Building large scale ML & CV production systems since 2012 • Worked as data scientist @Intel Labs & OnCue TV @sdianahu
  2. Augmenting Reality Matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastical elements into the physical

    world seemingly realistic fiction Digital Magic Physical Reality
  3. Principles For Magical Realism in AR Exploration Exercise Social Discover

    the world around us Most of the time, a simple walk will do Real-world, meaningful Interactions
  4. AR Systems for Human Perception Rayner K, Smith TJ, Malcolm

    GL, Henderson JM. Eye Movements and Visual Encoding During Scene Perception. Psychological science. 2009;20(1):6-10. doi:10.1111/j.1467- 9280.2008.02243.x. The Miller Response- Time Test ~100ms => instantaneous. <~1 second => fast enough >10 seconds => lose user.
  5. Summary • Magical realism in AR • Making the digital

    believable • Building AR systems for Human perception – Need for Speed