Baidu is bringing intelligent AR to search app used by hundreds of millions

Tweet Share Baidu, the search company sometimes called China’s Google, has announced a new augmented reality platform for smartphones. The new platform is called DuSee, and promises to use existing smartphone hardware to “understand” real-world 3D environments, allowing computer-generated characters and objects to interact with the real world. Many existing AR apps — like current sensation Pokémon Go — simply drop computer-generated images into real-world pictures, but Baidu claims that DuSee uses “sophisticated computer vision and deep learning” to work out what’s in a live image. The company says this allows real-time interactions with AR objects, as well as opening the door for more advanced interactions in the future. Yuanqing Lin, director of Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning, said that the company was “excited about future directions such…


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