Author Praises Use Of AR/AI for Everything from Landscape Design to Exercise Mirrors
In recent weeks Seeflection.com has shared with you some of the AI precdictions that went awry in 2021 and we shared what some people say to expect from AI in 2022. Today we suggest a new book about the future of AI in 2022 and beyond.
Writer A. Tarantola has a piece published in engadget.com that shares a little bit of David Rose’s new book about how broadly AI might be used next year and in tears to come.
In his new book, SuperSight: What Augmented Reality Means for Our Lives, Our Work, and the Way We Imagine the Future, author David Rose delves into the current state of the art of augmented reality, discussing how the technology is already transforming myriad industries—from food service to medicine to education to construction and architecture—and what it might accomplish in the near future. In the excerpt below, Rose takes a look at two companies leveraging computer vision and generative adversarial networks to reimagine existing properties as 21st century electrified smart homes.
If you have followed Seeflection.com for a while you know we bring you the latest uses of AI in the business world. Every week another profession seems to add AI in the front of the house or the back, and it shows such improvement for 99.9 % of the new business applications.
Here are a couple of paragraphs that are excerpted with permission from “SuperSight,” published by BenBella Books.
AI Goes Great with Solar
We should all be using solar panels. Period. The average cost for a sustainable energy system has fallen about 70% in the last decade, from $5.86/watt to $1.50/ watt, so it’s a financial no-brainer. For no money down, you can finance an installation and start saving a hundred dollars a month in the first month, and even more if you live in the sun-saturated South.
So why aren’t we? It’s complicated! Math, logistics, taxes, and aesthetics all play a role. Many homeowners fear it will make their houses shiny and reflective like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. The process of figuring out the number of panels in what size you need requires learning to “talk solar” in unfamiliar units like kilowatt-hours. And change always comes with risk, whether actual or just perceived.
AI and Landscaping
HomeOutside, helps people see new possibilities for their backyards using AI and computer vision. Once they’ve visualized their yard in a compelling way, the company makes it easy for them to make that vision a reality by hiring the landscape installer, getting materials delivered, and even helping spread the payments out over time.
Landscaping isn’t just good for property values; greenscapes filter airborne pollutants that trigger asthma, help people recuperate faster from illness, reduce summer temperatures, and even lower crime. Proper native landscaping powers a dynamic system that helps out the bees and birds, who in turn pollinate trees and reseed plants. Southwest shade trees can reduce the need for air-conditioning, and northeast hedges cut down on winter winds—and heating bills. More trees mean more carbon capture—a ton over the lifetime of each tree—as they literally suck the bad stuff we produce out of the air while reducing runoff and erosion.
Rose continues to point out that by using the tool called Supersight AI homeowners can walk into their yard and with the use of augmented reality, they can actually visualize what their yard could look like with a few changes. And the main thing is the AR allows the user to actually walk through the proposed yard and see the features in 3D and from any angle. It will make all the difference in the number of sales for landscape designers, and builders.
These are just a taste of the issues that Rose addresses in his new book. Again it is hard to find a business that isn’t improved or made more profitable by introducing AI into its operations. The book might be just the thing to put you in a good mood heading into 2022.
read more at engadget.com