1.What does the future hold?
To be sure, both robots and intelligent devices need to interact with people and their surroundings. With the development trend of automation and intelligence of machine equipment, machine vision is stepping into a new stage of development. The demand for 3D depth perception is increasing constantly, and the traditional 2D machine vision is rapidly upgrading to 3D. It can be said that 3D vision technology is a key technology for high-end manufacturing and intelligent robots. It gives robots the ability of three-dimensional perception of “eyes and brain”, and is an important part of the construction of AI intelligent machine ecology.
Robots, autonomous driving and financial payment have shown strong demand for 3D vision. Of course, there is also the metaverse where the virtual and the real merge. XR devices such as AR and VR and 3D interaction demand have taken the lead.
Not only robots, but also the XR market has reached an inflection point of rapid development with the emergence of the metasverse concept. In the meta-universe industry chain, the next development of VR/AR industry has been optimistic by a number of industry experts. As quality VR products continue to grow in content applications, a self-supporting and profitable content ecosystem begins to take shape. In terms of network platform, the popularization of 5G is expected to break the bottleneck of the niche of standalone VR. Superposition manufacturers have accelerated the layout of the metaverse, promoting the development of virtual reality at the technical end and the content end. VR/AR, an important part of the unitary universe, is expected to usher in the inflection point of rapid growth.
iResearch Recently released the 2021 China artificial intelligence industry development observation, pointed out that China’s artificial intelligence industry continues to make great strides forward, computer vision core products market size reached 99 billion yuan, is expected to reach 187.3 billion yuan in 2025.
According to the Report on the Development of Artificial Intelligence in China, machine vision technology accounts for more than 40% of the applied technologies in artificial intelligence enterprises at home and abroad, and is the most widely used of all kinds of applied technologies. Vision accounts for more than 80% of human information acquisition and is the most important sensory organ of human beings. Machine vision technology endods machines with powerful and complex visual senses of human beings and can realize the observation, recognition and judgment of the external environment of computer systems, which is one of the most important frontier branches of artificial intelligence.
In the past decade, machine vision technology has been widely applied in the industrial field. With the continuous improvement of domestic machine vision technology and products in practice, machine vision technology has been applied in consumer electronics, automobile manufacturing, photovoltaic semiconductor and other industries. Data showed that the size of China’s machine vision market reached 6.55 billion yuan in 2019 (the data does not include the size of the computer vision market), up 21.77% year on year. The compound growth rate from 2014 to 2019 was 28.36%.
Deloitte’s latest “The Future is Here: Global insight XR industry” pointed out that in the present stage yuan in its infancy, the universe is in infrastructure and equipment construction and development, especially the extension real equipment (XR) is the key to the current products, including, VR, AR, MR XR current development state is very similar to smart phones into the high-speed development stage of inflection point.
3.WIMI Hologram Cloud
As the first stock of holographic AR, WIMI scene layout is also deep into many fields. WIMI was founded in 2015 and is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol WiMi. WIMI focuses on holographic cloud services, Mainly gathered in car AR holographic HUD, 3D holographic pulse LiDAR, head-wear light field holographic equipment, holographic semiconductor, holographic cloud software, holographic car navigation, metaverse holographic AR/VR devices, yuan holographic cloud software and other professional fields, covering from the holographic car AR technology, 3D holographic pulse LiDAR technology, holographic visual semiconductor technology, holographic Software development, holographic AR virtual advertising technology, holographic AR virtual entertainment technology, holographic ARSDK payment, interactive holographic virtual communication, metaverse holographic AR technology, metaverse virtual cloud service and other aspects of holographic AR technology, is a holographic cloud comprehensive technology solution provider.
WIMI actively pays attention to AI technology and hardware equipment, and has a long layout in AI, quantum, semiconductor, automatic driving and other cutting-edge technology fields. In 2021, it also established the Meta-universe Business Division, focusing on the exploration of the next generation mobile computing platform research, and continues to pay attention to AR, VR, XR and other hardware platform technologies related to the meta-universe. Based on the above technological accumulation,WIMI is expected to take the lead in the realization of hardware equipment in breaking the virtual and real boundary in the future.
WIMI business will combine with the depth of 5 g, 5 g in collaboration of high rate and low latency, remote communication and data transmission, from terminal to business server system transmission delay will average about 6 ms, well below the 4 g network transmission delay, ensure the holographic AR in the remote communication and data transmission without caton, low latency, and terminal collaboration in more, The richness and diversity of interactions. Make the collaboration of end + cloud collaboration more efficient. Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications enable WIMI Cloud’s holographic AR advertising business and holographic AR entertainment business, as well as holographic interactive entertainment, holographic conference, holographic social, holographic communication, holographic home holographic, etc., Will be based on 5G+AI face recognition technology and holographic AI face swapping technology of the core technology to achieve effective growth.
GGII data shows that the market size of Machine vision in China is expected to reach 20.86 billion yuan by 2023, among which the market size of 3D vision will reach 3.428 billion yuan, and the market size of 3D vision in China is expected to exceed 10 billion yuan by 2025.
In this future market of ten billion, 3D vision will tend to be intelligent, integrated, real-time, high performance, multi-scene application and other directions. From the current overall industrial layout, in the bottom of the visual hardware equipment can not be wrapped around the neck technology is chip and optical lens, these will be the focus of China’s next development.
Commercial application scenarios of WIMI product layout are mainly concentrated in five professional fields: home entertainment, light field cinema, performing arts system, commercial distribution system and advertising display system. WIMI plans to continue to improve and enhance existing technologies, maintain industry leadership and create an ecological business model. Currently, WIMI’s holographic facial recognition technology and holographic facial change technology are being used in existing holographic advertising and entertainment businesses and are being upgraded to achieve breakthroughs in more industry areas. The goal of WIMI is how to continue to advance the iteration of core chip and algorithm technology, and the establishment of ecosphere will be the next focus.
The first scene application of 5G will accelerate the development of VR/AR, and the growth rate of The Chinese market will be higher than that of the world. Therefore, with the support of 5G, the short board of communication transmission of VR/AR and other immersive game scenarios will be made up, and the VR/AR commercialization of immersive games is expected to accelerate. According to the research of China Academy of Information and Communication Technology, the global virtual reality industry scale is close to 100 billion YUAN, and the compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2022 is expected to exceed 70%.
In addition, for the Chinese market, according to IDC’s latest IDC Global Augmented Reality Spending Guide, By 2023, the spending scale of China’s AR/VR market will reach 65.21 billion US dollars, a significant increase from the 2019 forecast (6.53 billion US dollars). At the same time, the annual compound annual growth rate (CAGR) will reach 84.6% from 2018 to 2023, higher than the global market growth rate of 78.3%.