IA & VR: Industrial technologies in keeping with time

Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, the clash of two technologies

March 8th, 2018 | Innovation


You may have never thought about it, but artificial intelligence and virtual reality are two technologies that are much more complementary than they seem. Although these two intriguing and innovative technologies are now in full swing, simulation remains their most common point!  


On the one hand, virtual reality makes it possible to simulate reality in virtual environments. On the other hand, artificial intelligence aims to simulate -or at least imitate- human intelligence. But human intelligence is an important part of our reality. However, despite the many advances made, there is still a major difference between Man and AI: movement.


By simulating the laws of physics, motion, and the material interactions of the world, VR is a great tool for teaching AI robots how to evolve in an uncontrolled environment.With 29 years of know-how in light simulation and more recently a virtual reality expert, OPTIS provides industry players with a complete software suite to test, in virtual reality, different forms of artificial intelligence - from autonomous vehicles to industrial robotics - thus avoiding costly physical testing in terms of time and money.


Among other things, the use of VR will allow autonomous cars to practice safely navigating in real conditions, and to train industrial robots to perform complex tasks before being deployed on the production lines.


As you can see, the great advantage of virtual reality over real-world scenarios is that testing can be done instantly, safely and without taking up space, while maintaining all the nuances and variability of the real world.En effet, il est possible de lancer simultanément des milliers de simulations en VR. Indeed, it is possible to simultaneously launch thousands of simulations in VR. Thanks to OPTIS, an AI for autonomous cars can now accumulate several hours of exercise in just a few minutes. And even if it fails and overturns, for example, a pedestrian in virtual reality, there is no consequence in the real world.


In other words, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are two technologies that are learning to coexist little by little. VR is an excellent training ground for artificial intelligence, and artificial intelligence brings a realism to virtual reality!

"At OPTIS, we are trying to understand how to properly train a network of neurons with virtual data," said Nicolas Dalmasso, innovation director at OPTIS. The goal is to allow customers to use data from a virtual environment instead of real-world ones. "



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