Four months have passed since the Mojo Vision arose from stealth, and we are no closer to seeing exactly what its "invisible computer technology" looks like.
But we know that Google is impressed enough to back the technology from the start, when the company's AI-centric venture fund, Gradient Ventures, joined Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Cocoa Ventures and Stanford StartX in a $ 58 million funding round.  Google Backs Mojo Vision's "Invisible Computing" $ 58 Million Financing Round Raising Platform "width =" 480 "height =" 480 "style =" max-width: 532px; height: auto; "/>
Mojo Vision has not said that its invisible computer technology will be manifested as smart contact lenses, but neither has it said that it is. Image via Esteban Vallejo
"The potential for artificial intelligence to provide access to information easily and contextually Without distraction is convincing, "said Anna Patterson, Gradient Ventures' managing partner, in a statement." Gradient's investment in Mojo Vision represents our great interest in using AI to look beyond today's mobile form factors and develop new ways to connect the world to vital information. "
Consisting of former engineers from Apple, Amazon and Google, Mojo Vision previously raised $ 50 million in a series A round, which meant that its total f funding to $ 1
08 million so far.
The startup aims to build technology and interfaces that give users instant access to information without being connected to devices such as smartphones, tablets or Mojo Vision taking a big challenge – to rethink how people receive and share information in a way that is immediate and relevant, without distracting their attention, "said Drew Perkins, CEO of Mojo Vision." With this new funding round, we are pleased that we have visionary companies and investors who support our ongoing development and technology issues that are necessary to do Invisible Computing Reality. In addition to promoting critical technology, this capital moves Mojo closer to the first customer pilots and strategic partnerships. "
Consciously, the company still refuses to disclose what form this" invisible calculation "will take with regard to the masses. just what excludes screens If you just leave speculation, Google's participation opens up the ability to deliver information through smart speakers, but it would cancel the AR aspect.
How could a company at any time be able to provide access to AR information without screens? Possibly, via contact lenses. And smart contact lenses are another area where Google has dabbled before. In addition, another investor's commitment to reinforce speculation that Mojo Vision works with AR contact lenses.
"Advantech Capital is pleased to invest in such a bold new strengthened reality platform that enables innovative applications for health and well-being "Benjamin Yumi n Qiu, partner and co-director of healthcare investments at Advantech Capital. "The AR industry has seen a number of recent breakthroughs and adoption by Fortune 500 companies, and the talented team at Mojo Vision looks beyond these advances to building something that can only be imagined today."
Okay, this is perhaps a stretch, but given that Advantech lists its investment in the Mojo Vision in health and factoring in Google's former smart contact lens prototype … the process of eliminating leading AR contact lenses is not that. the worst guess.