Your Superpower is Ready Now



Join us at the Autodesk Technology Center for a two-part discussion featuring MIT lecturer, futurist, and author David Rose and Autodesk AI Lab researchers Yotto Koga and Ara Danielyan. This event will also include networking, drinks, and light refreshments.

SuperSight: Spatial Computing and the Evolution of Eyes


David Rose, MIT Lecturer, Author & Futurist at Continuum Innovation

The human eye is a wonder. It contains 120 million photoreceptors, discerns 10 million colors, blinks in less than a tenth of a second, and saccades at 900 degrees per second. But, for all of its sophistication, the human eye hasn’t evolved in thousands of years. That’s about to change in a radical way. In the next decade, most of us will choose to augment our vision with new layers of projected information delivered via glasses or projected light. Our daily experience will become truly weird as artists and game studios start to hack the visual world. SuperSight will change how we shop, learn, play sports, interact socially, and more. Pioneering startups will stake out new fortunes by commercializing SuperSight apps, while many current Fortune 500s will fail to adapt and see their revenue, profitability, and market share dwindle.

This lively talk will preview the SuperSight revolution and consider its many implications. Come and experience an unapologetically speculative romp into the future of computer vision and human vision. As you’ll discover, SuperSight is a smartphone-sized disruption that will sweep society faster than you can say “airpods.”


David Rose, an MIT researcher, author, and serial entrepreneur, offers a unique perspective on the next platform of spatial computing, what he calls SuperSight. David wrote the book on the Internet of Things, owns the seminal patent on photo-sharing, built an AI company focused on computer vision, and was VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. David is known for translating complex technologies into delightfully intuitive new products and consulting to businesses on how to thrive in digital disruption.


Making it Real: Autodesk AI Lab Research and the SuperSight future 


Yotto Koga, Autodesk AI Lab Researcher
Ara Danielian, Autodesk AI Lab Researcher

The rapid advancement of machine learning in recent years has had a significant influence on technologies and products and what we expect from them. The Autodesk AI Lab was formed to address this shift, and is a collaborative environment, where machine learning specialists from Autodesk research, engineers and user experience specialists from our product teams, and researchers from prominent universities, work together to solve our customer challenges in their design and make workflows. In particular, we are building on a variety of machine learning approaches in the context of our core architecture, engineering and construction, manufacturing, and media and entertainment businesses. In this talk, we will present a few of these projects, ranging from deep learning approaches to characterize, understand and leverage 3D shape information and style in the design process, thoughtful user experience considerations in the interaction with these machine learned models, the use of generative models to enable sketch to 3D floor plan workflows, and the use of CAD models and simulation to learn perception models that transfer to work with real robots to enable adaptive robotic systems for assembly tasks.


Autodesk Technology Center Boston 

Part of a global network, the Autodesk Technology Center in Boston is a research and development workspace focused on innovation in architecture, engineering, and construction.


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