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Researchers Use AI to Create Better VR Experiences


The a holographic display prototype.

The researchers believe this coupling of emerging artificial intelligence techniques with virtual and augmented reality will become increasingly ubiquitous in the coming years.

Credit: Stanford Computational Imaging Lab

Stanford University researchers have combined optics and artificial intelligence to improve holographic displays for virtual and augmented reality experiences.

The researchers developed a technique for reducing speckling distortion typical of laser-based holographic displays, and proposed a method to more realistically portray the physics of a virtual three-dimensional scene as if it were actual.

The neural holographic display required the training of a neural network to mimic the real-world physics of what the display depicted and achieve real-time images.

The researchers combined this with camera-in-the-loop calibration to deliver near-instantaneous feedback, resulting in more realistic-looking visuals with enhanced color, contrast, and clarity.

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