Sure, Tony Stark was able to build the original Iron Man suit in a den with a box of junk, but the average DIY enthusiast can use the EDITH Smart Glasses from Spider-Man: Far From Home in a similar way?
Obviously, the answer is "yes," as YouTuber Jake Laser, whose channel has 936,000 subscribers and more than 125 million views in total, cobbled together a pair of fictitious smartglasses seen in the Marvel Cinematic universe.
And according to Laser, he could soon even have a production partner who brings his creation closer to Marvel fans and mainstream consumers.
For the uninitiated, the EDITH Smartglasses debuted in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame with which Tony Stark can remotely interact with his AI assistant on Friday. In limited action, the audience learns that the smartglasses have some computer vision capabilities beyond those currently available on the market.
The billionaire Playboy philanthropist bequeathed the smartglasses in Spider-Man: Far From Home to his protégé Peter Parker under the name EDITH (Even Dead I & # 39; The Hero). In this movie, we learned that the fictitious smartglasses can enable face detection and network infiltration and even trigger drone attacks.
In practice, Laser with its DIY edition can approximate some of these capabilities by EDITH. The first version was a stupid replica of the EDITH frames with a clear display attached to a lens and attached to a laptop and a webcam with an open-machine learning program. Unfortunately, it was not very portable and required a backpack to carry the laptop, with the camera attached to one of the carriers.
In the second version of the DIY Smartglasses, Laser dropped the laptop and webcam in favor of a raspberry. The Pi module was connected to a lithium battery and head-mounted camera, and the translucent display was replaced with a near-eye display. Laser also used a cloud-based program to analyze the camera feed.
While neither version is capable of advanced espionage, the computer vision capabilities are approaching the value that mainstream consumers of apps such as Google Lens are receiving. For example, in a live test, the smartglasses were able to identify a stop sign.
At the end of the second video, Laser announced that it is working with an AI Smartglasses company to turn the prototype into a ready-made version. While he did not reveal a name, potential candidates include Vuzix and Rokid, who were both represented on the NR30 in 2019, and Nreal from the list of emerging NR30 founders.
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