It's always great to see a company producing some augmented reality magic, but we do not always see what it promises.
Luckily, as one of the few who actually used Microsoft HoloLens 2, I'm pretty sure this latest demo is an accurate representation of what we have in store when using the device.
What is the magic this time? Your own AR clone with the ability to speak another language.
The momentum was demonstrated by Julia White, Senior Vice President of Azure Marketing at this week's Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas.
Using a combination of what Microsoft calls KI-neuronal TTS (Text-to-Speech) and a seemingly volumetric capture of White's body managed to produce a Japanese-language avatar. talking version of her in AR (a virtual construct they call a hologram during the presentation).
The demonstration immediately recalls Magic Leaps MICA, in which you interact with a life-size virtual person who can meaningfully engage real people.