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    Nvidia may be developing its own smart home device with hologram technology


    The smart house seems to be the space that every major technology company wants to occupy, and it seems that Nvidia can be next in line. The evidence of a smart speaker-like device with holographic capabilities from Nvidia was noticed by an anonymous source for Wccftech.

    Image: Wccftech

    The source was spotted and took a photo of a commuter on a Caltrain in California working on a slideshow slide. The slide shows a piece of hardware and contained developers deadlines to submit skills code for the launch of "Project R.O.N."

    Although the Nvidia brand is not immediately visible on the slide, the aesthetic follows the art style of Nvidia, the source and the source noted that the commuter was wearing an NV badge.

    Not unlikely for an AI powerhouse

    Although Nvidia has not announced a stand-alone smart home device, it would not be a challenge for the company to give it a chance. With the Nvidia Shield TV, it already has access to smart home, but uses Google Assistant to control IoT devices.

    Nvidia therefore already has an idea how to integrate its technology with smart devices for home use. And since Nvidia already has so much background information in AI with its hardware for data centers and self-driving vehicles, packing some of that AI into a smart home device such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home makes sense.

    What & apos; s unique about this Project R.O.N. is the mention of holograms. Many smart assistant devices only use audio, although some more expensive devices use traditional displays, such as the Amazon Echo Show.

    Unlikely because Nvidia is coming out with real hologram technology and a smart home device at the same time, the company could go for a hologram-like visual display using projection. Wccftech suggests 3D projection mapping, and that is possible with Nvidia ' s experience with scanning objects for self-driving vehicles.

    The design in the slide also suggests that there is a powerful technology in Project R.O.N. must be present, and it appears to be a tower-like structure and not a small puck, such as the Google Home Mini or Echo Dot.

    With the first code deadlines that appear on May 3 for skills with holograms and June 28 for skills that only use AI, more details may leak – or even official information – in the coming months. We have contacted Nvidia for comment and will update this story when we receive a response.

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