Thursday, 13 February, 2020 UTC


Image: Massive Technologies
AR and VR company Massive Technologies has just released an app called AR Pianist which superimposes virtual musicians on pianos to give you “piano concerts from the comfort of your living room.” The app was first teased last December, when a tweet went viral with a video that showed virtual pianists popping up on-screen as the camera scanned across several different pianos.
Here’s the thing: My one colleague, Nilay Patel, says AR Pianist is “so cool,” while my other colleague, Thomas Ricker, says it’s the “AR equivalent of a fart app” (as in: use once and delete). Who’s right?
Our latest app, AR Pianist, uses machine learning to superimpose a virtual pianist on your piano. It works with any piano and features a library of songs...
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