Live at 5PM: Why Augmented Reality could be the platform of the 2020s

Don’t miss the next edition of Reclaim the Future!, the event series by 1E9 and the Future Forum by BMW Welt. On November 26th at 5PM we’ll take you into the future of Augmented Reality and Spatial Computing. In the next few years, the Internet could leave the screens behind and conquer the spatial world around us. How will this change our lives? Let’s find out.

The livestream starts at 5PM. If you have questions, just add them as a comment to this article.

While many still think of Pokémon Go when they hear the term Augmented Reality, the industry is thinking much bigger. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicts that augmented reality glasses could be the platform of the beginning decade – and could become as important for the 2020s as the smartphone was for the 2010s. Apple, too, is investing billions.

With the advent of ever better augmented reality glasses, the Internet will gradually leave the screens – and conquer the spatial world around us. The real world will be extended by digital layers, changing the way we work and live. Together with experts we want to find out what this development means for entertainment, industry and our everyday life.

Our speakers

  • Alina Kadlubsky, Managing Director of Open AR Cloud Europe: Alina Kadlubsky is the Managing Director at Open AR Cloud Europe, as well as the Director of Communications and Lead of the Accessibility and Safety Working Group of Open AR Cloud Association which mission is to drive the development of open and interoperable technology, data and standards to connect the real and digital worlds for the benefit of all. She’s also the chair of the Cyber XR Coalition public working group. Besides, Alina works as a product designer, art director and webXR developer.

  • Alexander Ilic, Co-Founder and Executive Director ETH AI Center: PD Dr. Alexander Ilic is the Executive Director and a co-founder of the ETH AI Center. He completed his habilitation at University of St. Gallen (HSG), holds a PhD from ETH Zurich, and a MSc from TU Munich. Alex is a Swiss-German deep tech entrepreneur, researcher, and investor. He co-founded the computer vision start-up Dacuda which he successfully sold to the Augmented Reality pioneer Magic Leap in 2017. He served as head of Magic Leap Switzerland from Feb 2017 to August 2020 where he built up the R&D Center of Excellence for Computer Vision & Deep Learning in Zurich and a R&D Center of Excellence for Advanced Photonics in Lausanne.

  • Robin Sho Moser, CEO of eyecandylab: Robin Sho Moser is the CEO of eyecandylab, a company for video based augmented reality which is backed by Silicon Valley-based investors. He is in charge of identifying global opportunities and building potential strategic partnerships in the telecom and media market. In addition to that, he is also involved in global business development and sales. Robin also represents the company to the public and manages relevant operations of marketing and PR. Recently, he was honored as an „Emerging Leader in Streaming“ for his contribution to the industry.

How to watch and participate

The livestream will be embedded on this very page. You can also follow it on our Facebook page. And we will share the link via our page on LinkedIn.

You have questions? Ask them here!

You want to know something special from our speakers? Then feel free to write your questions in the comments below.

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Hi, is there any chance you are making the event available to view later? Unfortunately I am certainly not able to follow the event on Nov 26th…

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Sure, the video will be embedded on this page :slight_smile:

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Looking forward to this! Is it still possible to visit the event like last time, or is it not possible?

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Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we cannot have any guests on site this time :frowning: But hopefully next time again (or 2021 at the latest!)

In the case of Facebook and the Oculus Quest strict German antitrust laws seem to slow down the wider adoption of XR technologies. How do you see the market evolve?

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