We all know that Microsoft has been currently working on launching the consumer ready version Hololens, the standalone mixed reality headset. Earlier we had seen reports of which said that Microsoft will be gearing up to launch its Hololens Headset for consumers in 2019. But today Microsoft has given us some details of the HPU of their upcoming version of the headset Hololens 2.0.
The second version of Hololens HPU will incorporate an AI coprocessor to natively and flexibly implement Deep Neural Networks (DNNs). The newer coprocessor for Hololens will be running continuously using the HoloLens battery.
For those who don’t know, an HPU is the HoloLens’ multiprocessor and defined as the Holographic Processing Unit. This is the most powerful component of the Hololens and it recieves data from all on-board sensors (time-of-flight depth sensor, head-tracking cameras, the inertial measurement unit (IMU), and the infrared camera). It is this component which makes it the only standalone holographic computer.
Microsoft has many times reiterated that they consider Mixed reality and artificial intelligence as the future of computing. Microsoft had said at Computex last June that it hoped to see 80 million VR devices in consumers’ hands by 2020.