This Technology Is Marrying AI and AR

DARPA's Dr. Bruce Draper talks about the Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance (PTG) program, whose goal is to develop virtual “task guidance” assistants that can work with different sensor platforms to help military personnel perform their duties. PTG technology can see and hear what the user sees and hears via an integrated microphone, a head-mounted camera, and displays like augmented reality headsets to deliver accurate instructions.

“Today the commercial sector is pursuing new, useful ways to present data to the user but it doesn’t go far enough,” said DARPA program manager Dr. Bruce Draper . “The gamechanger with PTG would be having perceptually-driven AI interfaces that can make sense of the real world, react to whatever the user is doing and provide advice. I'm really impressed at how quickly performing teams are making progress toward the goals.”