The 25-year-old Anjney Midha graduated from Stanford University and joined KPCB Investment Group as a partner in 2015. He later founded KPCB Edge and founded AR company Ubiquity6 in 2017. In July 2017, he launched the first Ubiquity6 AR social app. This app can realize multi-user AR experience, and its Ubiquity6 cloud platform can promote multiplayer AR games and social sharing experiences. Next, let’s take a closer look at Midha’s legendary life.
Midha lived in southern India since childhood. His childhood was like playing with other children. He played video games and watched movies. When he was 10, his parents sent him to a boarding school. The school was surrounded by fields and bird sanctuaries. The school believes that technology will influence people to explore their inner self and influence your search for meaning. Therefore, the school prohibits all kinds of technological products such as computers, television, telephones, the Internet and video games. Students have 20 minutes a week to send emails. He said that I was like a child who grew up in the 80s.
When he graduated from junior high school, he won a scholarship and successfully completed a high school education at a school in Singapore. “Overnight, my life has undergone tremendous changes. From muddy primitive life to downtown areas, my classmates and the entire school are connected to the Internet. This shocked me very much,” Midha said. His Singaporean classmate did not understand his life background. When he wanted to tell his new life to his friends and family in India, he could not even use language to express this cultural shock.
After that, he left Asia and went to college. There, he once again found himself in a completely unfamiliar environment. He could only work hard to keep in touch with friends and family. At that time he felt very frustrated. At the same time, Evan Spiegel, another dormitory, is working for Snapchat.
It was also such an opportunity that Midha decided to use Snapchat as his new direction. He asked the tutor what method he could use to study AR at this stage, although he later found that there were few courses of interest.
Midha finally found the training he had longed for when he was internship at Kleiner Perkins for the third year. A year later, he launched a seed fund focused on emerging technologies such as AR. At this time, Magic Leap caught his attention. He said: “I hope I can do it like it is in my lifetime.” In a casual chat with old friend Kumar, his friend said that Midha is social Frustration may inspire a new product.
Kumar is the chief scientist of Pilot AI. He accidentally created a prototype with Midha on a weekend night. Prior to this, Kumar also worked in the deep learning project called Metamind, founded by Professor Richard Socher of Stanford University.
The use of AR technology in mobile phones has greatly encouraged their morale. Therefore, Kumar and Midha decided to quit their jobs. In July 2017, Midha and Ankit Kumar co-founded Ubiquity6 Studio, aiming to achieve this through the AR APP on the mobile phone. The meaning of Ubiquity itself is “universal”. “We hope that anyone with a mobile phone can use this app to create space, and users can edit reality in the physical space you create,” said Midha.
Ubiquity6 had only 18 employees and was established less than a year ago. However, Ubiquity6 received a $10.5 million Series A round of financing in March this year and hopes to take a larger share in this emerging field of AR.
The Ubiquity6 Edge was founded on its extraordinary start, different from the original intention of other targets to move toward AR. His founder, Midha, is not a game fan, and there is no other motivation for doing AR purely as a personal preference.
On Wednesday, Ubiquity6 launched his app for the first time, gathering a lot of features that haven’t been seen before. Now, just open the camera in your phone and click on it. This app captures your space in 30 seconds and generates a 3D map that is fast and accurate. It uses deep learning to identify walls and furniture and synthesize their physical characteristics. For example, a ball bounces off a real-world sofa, and the effect of the ball from striking a hardwood floor is very different.
Most of the current AR apps are personal experiences, but in this app, users can invite others to join the AR space they created. Midha said that after a preliminary test, each individual space can register 10,000 users. Users can interact with virtual objects or other virtual characters that are alive and they can live in the space you create. One day, you and your friend suddenly decided to play in the virtual pet club and the lion. If you close the APP after you finish playing, after a day, you open it again, and the Lions Club inside the club will greet you (or whatever you want to eat). This design is simply too new. After all, the ordinary AR experience cannot be maintained for a period of time.
These features may not be so shocking, but this is also because AR is still in the early stages of development.
Ubiquity6’s biggest flash point – it’s not a single sex application. Most of today’s AR experiences are single-player games, or tools, to help you go shopping or looking at a house, such as AR’s use in IKEA.
“It’s like you have to download a separate browser for each site you want to visit,” Midha said. Ubiquity is a platform where you can start a whole set of games or space editing tools. Midha calls it a space browser.
“You can think of it as creating a browser. Ubiquity helps people build websites in the physical world,” said Midha. The future hopes that developers will use our tools to build more applications.Technology can only be highlighted when people fall into its charm. Midha hopes that AR can become a good medicine for the treatment of social disorders in the Internet age. He said: “In the past decade, the biggest sense of lack has come from the lack of physical space around us. Now that I and Kumar have built a conversion port in our daily life, we have the right of control. You can Feel free to convert.