Four months have passed since Mojo Vision came out of camouflage, and we're not even closer to seeing what his "invisible computing" technology looks like.
But we know that Google is impressed enough to support the technology from the Internet As part of the company's AI-centric venture fund, Gradient Ventures went with Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Kakao Ventures, and Stanford StartX in a $ 58 million Series B round of financing. 19659003] Google supports Mojo Vision's Invisible Computing Augmented Reality platform in a $ 58 million round of financing "width =" 480 "height =" 480 "style =" max-width: 532px; height: auto; "/>
Mojo Vision did not say that his invisible computer technology will manifest as intelligent contact lenses, but neither did he say that was not the case. Image via Esteban Vallejo
" The potential Artificial intelligence to provide information effortlessly and contextually without distraction is imperative, "said Anna Patterson, managing partner of Gradient Ventures, in a statement." Gradient's investment in Mojo Vision is our great interest in using AI to move beyond today to look beyond mobile form factors and find new ways to connect the world to important information. "
Consisting of former engineers from Apple, Amazon, and Goo gle, Mojo Vision Previously, he had raised $ 50 million in a Series A round, bringing his total funding to $ 1
The startup aims to develop technologies and interfaces that allow users to instantly access information without being tied to devices such as smartphones, tablets, or other devices, even wearables (hence the term "invisible computing").
"Mojo Vision is facing a major challenge – reconsidering the way people receive and share information directly and relevantly without distracting their attention," said Drew Perkins, CEO of Mojo Vision. "With this new round of financing, we are pleased that visionary companies and investors are supporting our ongoing development and technology milestones that are essential to Invisible Computing's implementation, as well as advancing critical technologies to bring Mojo Mojo closer to its first customer Pilots and strategic partnerships. "
Despite this, the company still refuses what form it is This" invisible arithmetic "will take the crowds. We only know what excludes the screens. Leaving only speculation, Google's involvement opens up the possibility of providing information about intelligent speakers, but this would negate the AR aspect.
How else would a company provide access to AR information without screens anytime, anywhere? Maybe over contact lenses. And smart contact lenses are another area Google has tried to do in the past. In addition, the involvement of another investor reinforces the speculation that Mojo Vision is working on AR contact lenses.
"Advantech Capital is excited to invest in such a bold new augmented reality platform that enables innovative healthcare and wellness applications," said Benjamin Yumin Qiu, partner and co-head of healthcare investment at Advantech Capital. "The AR industry has seen a number of breakthroughs and successes at Fortune 500 companies lately, and the talented team at Mojo Vision is looking beyond these advances for something you can only imagine today."
Okay, maybe it's a stunner But given that Advantech lists its investment in Mojo Healthcare Vision and is considered in Google's previous smart lens prototype … the process of eliminating AR contact lenses is not worst guess.