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Lenovo's new AI concepts include a virtual assistant and a speaker with a built-in projector

Lenovo's big Tech World 2017 summit is happening as we speak, and the company is putting a huge focus on artificial intelligence.

Published onJuly 20, 2017

Lenovo’s big Tech World 2017 summit is happening as we speak, and the company is putting a huge focus on artificial intelligence. “Ask 10 people what AI does, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. And many of them would be correct,” says Lenovo in its Tech World press release. “That’s the beauty of AI; it’s capable of so many things.”

That’s the beauty of AI; it’s capable of so many things

Artificial intelligence is one of those areas in which many companies have a presence, and oftentimes we see crazy concepts showing off what the future of AI could look like. And that’s exactly what Lenovo is doing today. The Chinese tech company has unveiled four new concepts focusing on AI and AR.

First up is CAVA (pictured above), which is a virtual assistant that uses deep learning-based face recognition systems and natural language understanding to give you important reminders and manage calendar events. It can understand the meaning of a message on its own, and can give you calendar recommendations based on what the message says. One good example is that it can suggest when to leave for an appointment by analyzing traffic and weather data.

Next up is daystAR, which is a headset with an optical display and free-formed surface lenses with a 40-degree field of view that harnesses the power of Lenovo’s AR Platform. Developers to use the headset to create applications across a variety of industries, using services like Cloud Object Recognition, Remote Assistance, Multiplayer Interaction, and 3D Content Manager.

Next up is perhaps the coolest concept of all. SmartVest is a garment of smart clothing that uses 10 textile sensors to monitor cardiac activity. It’ll be able to record ECG signals in real time, and can identify problems such as tachycardia or atrial fibrillation. Athletes can also use it to get accurate heart rate stats.

We also have SmartCast+, which is a smart speaker that can recognize sounds and objects. What’s more, there’s also a built-in projector that can project AR experiences onto a wall.

Finally, the Xiaole platform is built for businesses. This platform learns from conversations with customers and gives you personalized user experience 24/7. Basically, it’ll analyze your conversation with a customer and will be able to help solve technical issues they may be experiencing with a device.

As we mentioned before, these are all concepts for now, so there’s no telling whether or not they’ll actually come into fruition. We sure hope so, as these products could drastically help change the way we interact with each other.

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