Magic Leap’s AR headsets will start at around $1,000

Magic Leap is spilling more and more of its secrets as it gets nearer to releasing its first mixed reality headset this year. At Recode's annual Code Media conference, Magic Leap chief Rony Abovitz has revealed the company's plans to release not one,…
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Magic Leap’s cheapest headsets will cost as much as a high-end phone, says CEO

Magic Leap is planning multiple editions of its augmented reality glasses for different levels of consumers and professionals, with the cheapest starting at the price of a “higher-end mobile phone to higher-end tablet,” says company president and CEO Rony Abovitz. “I think we’re trying to establish certain tiers — we’re not going to be a single-product company over time,” Abovitz told an audience during an interview at Recode’s Code Media conference today.

Abovitz says the Magic Leap One, a “creator edition” headset that’s supposed to be coming out this year, falls somewhere in the middle of Magic Leap’s price range. “We will have a product line in that price point probably for the company’s history, and we’ll probably have some above…

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Google AI can now look before it leaps (off a cliff)


Google’s machine learning researchers have automated the automation again. The company last week showed off an algorithm tweak that gives robots foresight and caution, so they don’t require humans to reset them during learning sessions. A deep learning network typically gains proficiency at a task, like controlling a robotic factory arm or keeping a car on the road, through repetition. This is called reinforcement training, and it’s powered by machine learning algorithms. Google, armed with fancy new algorithms, has eliminated the need for a person to hit the ‘reset button’ when AI fails an experiment. It might not seem monumental…

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Magic Leap’s rumored AR glasses may have been revealed in patent

Magic Leap's much-hyped augmented reality system has been an object of skepticism ever since the company was funded at a high level back in 2014. The tech world seems fairly obsessed with the possibilities, as is the company's founders, but no one is…
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