Leading augmented reality developer is leaving Google

Leading augmented reality developer is leaving Google

Mark Lukovsky, former head of the operating system division of Google’s augmented reality division, has announced his departure from the company. According to the expert, the decision contributed to this “Changes in management [подразделения] Augmented Reality and Google’s Unstable Commitment and Vision”.

    Image Credit: Mark Lukovsky

Image Credit: Mark Lukovsky

Lukowski’s departure reflects the serious problems that Google’s augmented reality division has been struggling with in recent months. In February, the head of the virtual reality department, Clay Bavor, left the company, sales of the enterprise version of Google Glass ended in March, and in June it was announced that the augmented reality glasses project Project Iris was closing.

Lukowski joined Google in 2021 to lead operating system development for augmented reality devices. Previously, he was head of Facebook’s Oculus VR division for four years.* (now meta*). “As we move forward, I’m excited to explore the possibilities that will help me further advance augmented reality technology and its interface with generative AI. I begin a new chapter with excitement and anticipation of the great opportunities that await.”said the engineer.

With meta announcements* The mixed reality technologies Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro have become a major area of ​​competition. Meanwhile, Google has decided to abandon the release of a similar proprietary device and switch to developing software for mixed reality headsets – the platform is codenamed Micro XR. Google is working on another project in this area together with Samsung and Qualcomm.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court issued a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremists”. has met activity”.

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