Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are collectively known as Extended Reality (XR). Many industries have realized the potential of XR technologies in solving real-world problems. There are many companies that adopted AR and VR in the year 2019, and that was a real breakthrough. The recent technological advancement and innovations flourished to blend AR and VR with AI to create highly advanced and data-driven applications that possess self-learning capabilities.The gaming industry has already tried the possibilities of AI with XR. Industries like healthcare, retail, real estate, and various research sectors are exploring the potential of XR technologies with AI.
Virtual Reality has already reserved a space in the healthcare industry, especially for the treatment. Virtual Reality is used to treat many disorders like Autism, anxiety disorders, depression, and various phobias. The researches and experiments are going on in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) using Virtual Reality with biosensors. In the year 2020, with the advancement of technologies like computer vision, VR can go in hand with AR. The wise blend of XR with ML capabilities may produce tremendous outcomes in the field of healthcare.
Education is the only segment other than gaming that believed in the potential of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Educators are already exploring all the possibilities of XR to make their students learn and think. Industrial training and distance learning sectors are using XR to enable experiential learning. Hardware betterment and high-speed internet connections are making experiences better than ever. There are many things to come out from corporate giants and startups. The United States and Europe are still in the top list of XR adoption. The cross-platform game engines like Unity and Unreal are frequently launching their updates for the developers, and that builds confidence in XR makers.