What is the confluence AR gaming technology and AI?
Augmented reality and artificial intelligence are distinct technologies. When used together, they form unique and realistic experiences. AR technology holds the key to the mechanics of navigating a virtual world, and AI makes the experience more immersive as artificial neural networks advance the understanding of human perception.
In AR, a 3D representation is created by taking into account both the physical and the digital world. Accelerometers and gyroscopes typically facilitate the creation of such a representation. However, since deep neural networks on their own have become adept at creating and understanding 3D functioning (multiple planes and depth), the two technologies are combined to form startlingly realistic virtual worlds. On the one hand, Smaller and faster AI models will be the engine of successful AR technology, and on the other, the development of AR technology will consequently make more integrated artificial neural networks.
What is your opinion on games designed to teach children to code?
On the most basic level, coding is how we communicate with a computer. Learning to code is like learning how to speak and write in a particular language – a computer’s language. Interactive learning platforms designed for children provide an optimal starting point as the visual interface helps build a base and interest for putting together logical statements which yield specific results. Learning a new language is difficult because, without meaning, words are just random combinations of letters. Thus, it’s not enough to be able to pronounce something—you need to be able to understand what every word means to form a logical statement.
A programming language is made up of its vocabulary and set of rules, and each of such language is based on its unique syntax (grammatical structure) and semantics (meaning).
While there are many such coding languages, apps like scratch are available that represent what a child should start with to be able to learn to code. Scratch programming is popular for kids because instead of using lines of code, children learn through colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites. They begin to test the limits of their creative thinking to solve a problem.
With scratch and other visual programming apps, it’s all about the simplicity that gets kids excited about coding. The immediate gratification of dragging and dropping commands and then seeing interactive stories, games, and animations unfold is insanely powerful.
Like scratch another such visual programming tool is Lua. It is an excellent language for kids and teens who want to pick up a language quickly. In Lua, coding students begin with Roblox’s built-in editor to create 3D worlds and slowly expand their functionality. From there, they can develop scripts for their own game, or even sell scripts to other designers for use in their games.
These types of apps are perfect for anyone who wants to take baby steps towards learning how to program.