AWE USA 2024 Announces XRAI As Official AI Accessibility Partner

Augmented World Expo (AWE) partners with XRAI to caption and transcribe all 9 stages at their 15th Anniversary Conference, AWE USA 2024.

AWE has partnered with XRAI to make their entire conference content accessible to everyone for the first time ever. The leading AR and VR technology conference will be using the XRAI platform to provide AI-powered subtitles in over 75+ languages, for all 9 conference stages at the global XR event, taking place June 18-20 in Long Beach, California.

Using the flagship XRAI Glass app on their mobile phones (iOS and Android), or using a pair of compatible smart glasses, AWE guests can read an AI-transcribed feed from the stage and translate it into any of 75+ languages, all in real-time. Online viewers of the AWE Main Stage sessions will be able to use these AI transcriptions and translations via the conference’s YouTube channel.

In addition, a pilot group of deaf attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the conference content using state-of-the-art XR glasses, allowing them to experience dynamic captioning through cutting-edge spatial technology. This innovative offering will be accessible at both the XRAI and Qualcomm exhibition areas.

“The partnership between XRAI and AWE marks a significant step towards inclusivity in the XR industry, and we are incredibly excited to bring our AI-powered translation capabilities to the forefront of this groundbreaking event,” shared Dan Scarfe, Founder and CEO of XRAI.

“By utilizing XR glasses for immersive captioning, we are not only breaking down communication barriers but also showcasing the transformative potential of AR and AI technologies in creating a more accessible and engaging conference experience.”

Globally, over 1.5 billion people, nearly 20% of the population, live with some degree of hearing loss, with 430 million individuals facing significant challenges. AWE’s mission is to advance augmented and virtual reality technology to further human progress and the organization is thrilled for the opportunity to use AI and AR to make the conference event accessible for all.

“Partnering with XRAI for AWE USA 2024 is a significant milestone in our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility in the XR industry,” said Sonya Haskins, Head of Programming. “By utilizing cutting-edge AI and AR technology, we are able to break down communication barriers and ensure that all attendees can fully engage with our conference content, regardless of language or hearing abilities. We are thrilled to offer this transformative experience to our global audience and showcase the true potential of AR and AI technologies in creating a more inclusive and engaging event.”

As the leading global event for the XR industry, AWE is dedicated to showcasing the real-world value that technologies like AI and AR glasses bring to the in-person event experience. At this year’s 15th anniversary event, all conference stages will feature a live caption and translation stream powered by XRAI. This partnership between AWE and XRAI is an exciting step towards creating a more accessible and inclusive XR industry, setting a new standard for future events worldwide.

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