The next big innovation in computing will happen by the end of the century, says Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, and it could change everything.
The company unveiled its first-ever “Gigaherz” computing system on Tuesday at its “Iris” conference.
It’s based on an ARM processor that runs the Microsoft Windows operating system, and its software is built to run on a range of different computing platforms.
The processor, called “Microsoft HoloLens,” uses a set of high-definition sensors to capture images and video and use them to identify objects and track users.
Microsoft has developed a “gigabyte” processor to power a single computer system, which can be up to 10 times as powerful as a desktop computer.
In addition to computing, Microsoft HoloLens is capable of recognizing objects in a scene and determining their size and position.
The system will be used in real-world applications and research.
Microsoft is planning to release a series of HoloLens applications in the next few years, said Michael Gartner, head of Microsoft HoloVision, at the presentation.
“This is a really exciting technology that can transform our lives,” Gartners said.
The next step, Microsoft said, will be to use the HoloLens system in new forms of wearable computing.
The Microsoft Surface tablet, for example, will support holographic displays on its display.
Microsoft HoloLab, which was unveiled in June, uses an ARM chip and will be released later this year.
In other words, it is a computing device, but with holographic technology that Microsoft hopes will revolutionize the way people interact with computers.
Microsoft’s HoloLens, Microsoft’s first foray into holographic computing, is the centerpiece of Microsoft’s new “Iis” conference, which is taking place next week in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Microsoft, along with other tech companies, will unveil more than 1,000 new products in the upcoming days.
It also plans to expand HoloLens into more than 50 other forms.
Microsoft will offer an education program to help students learn to use HoloLens devices, and to teach them how to make their own, custom holographic objects.
The HoloLens event will be followed by the “Ies” conference in March in New York City.
“Ilis” is an abbreviation for International Electronic Systems Conference.
Microsoft said it will have presentations from other companies including Cisco Systems, IBM, Qualcomm and Nvidia.
Microsoft cofounders Paul Allen and Larry Page will be in attendance.
They will also talk about the upcoming Surface tablet.
Microsoft shares Microsoft shares jumped more than 5 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday, after Allen and Page unveiled the HoloLab.