IRVINE, CA, June 8, 2023 – EON Reality, Inc. (“EON Reality”), a global leader in Virtual and Augmented Reality (“XR”) industry and education solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), has announced the latest improvement to its partnership with the University of the Western Cape and its Interactive Digital Center (IDC). This deal is possible through the help of Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authorities (merSETA), who sponsored the Spatial AI licenses for the IDC.
MerSETA, a South African Sector Education and Training Authority, focuses on skills development in Manufacturing, Engineering, and Related Services. By managing the training process, accrediting providers, and addressing skills gaps, merSETA promotes economic growth through a skilled workforce. In this case, the organization sponsored Spatial AI educational and enterprise licenses for the IDC to advance learning and training in the region.
The University of the Western Cape’s IDC is an integral component of the university’s commitment to the advancement of educational research, specifically focusing on open educational resources. UWC’s mission to help educationally disadvantaged students access and succeed in higher education aligns with EON Reality’s belief that “Knowledge is a Human Right.”The IDC provides crucial Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) infrastructure to the region, helping local business partners harness the technology and establish a foundation for an advanced digital economy. Furthermore, the center now also introduces the latest cutting-edge EON Reality solutions, featuring Spatial AI technology that seamlessly integrates digital and physical environments through a contextual framework.
By adopting EON Reality’s latest solutions, such as EON AI Assistant, IDC aims to enhance students’ learning speed and knowledge retention through immersive and interactive experiences. Simultaneously, the innovative AI-based features within EON Reality’s suite of products enable educators to save significant time and effort in lesson preparation. EON Reality’s cutting-edge solutions combine AI and XR with the world’s largest learning library (boasting over 6 million assets) and a code-free platform for content creation by both teachers and students. Throughout this educational process, EON AI Assistant offers support and removes obstacles in information creation, distribution, and usage.
Dan Lejerskar, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of EON Reality, speaks candidly about their collaboration with UWC, “Over the past years, our partnership has brought about amazing results for both sides. It’s been incredible to see how the people of South Africa have improved their lives with our current solutions. Adding Spatial AI and EON AI Assistant is just going to speed up that progress even more. I’m genuinely excited to see how this partnership continues to grow and discover new ways we can help our friends in South Africa and beyond.”
One of the key features of EON Reality’s new AI-powered technology is the use of Spatial AI, featuring a full-bodied avatar that can see, hear, and interact with the world around it. This AI-driven avatar can show, tell, and teach about various topics using XR demonstrations, and can also guide and assist users in real-world tasks while providing real-time feedback. Additionally, Spatial AI provides a unique layer on top of existing AI-based language models — one explicitly trained with specific information for each segment, initially focusing on academic studies.
EON Reality’s solutions, which are the result of years of collaboration with global enterprises and top-tier academic institutions, serve as the primary products and content delivery mechanisms for AI-powered XR education and industry solutions. Through their partnership with UWC and merSETA, EON Reality will grant students and staff access to these cutting-edge solutions, enabling them to deliver immersive experiences that propel education forward at all levels.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is a leading company in Artificial Intelligence-powered Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry. EON Reality’s 25 years of existence and success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every person on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality developed and launched EON-XR, a SaaS-based platform dedicated to the democratization of XR content creation that brings code-free XR development and publishing to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and any other XR-focused devices. EON-XR and many of EON Reality’s other solutions can be used in devices of different sizes, in different shapes and at different types of locations: from hand-held mobile devices, to head-mounted displays, to large-scale screens, and even at mega-size facilities. EON Reality’s global network now comprises more than 1.8 million licenses who are collectively building a vast digital community in more than 75 locations. EON Reality has also created the world’s leading XR library for education and industry with access to at least 6 million assets and counting. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.