Microsoft to demonstrate HoloLens at Mobile World Congress 2020

Microsoft will be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) to demonstrate its HoloLens and edge computing services.

The event will be held in Barcelona, and is scheduled to take place between 24th and 27th February.

Microsoft took the wraps off HoloLens 2 during last year’s edition.

Numerous executives from the following departments will also be attending the show: Azure, Airband Initiative and AI and robotics.

HoloLens 2 is an augmented reality (AR) headset, and it comes with a plethora of cloud services that connect to it:

  • Dynamics 365 Remote Assist
  • Azure Spatial Anchors
  • Dynamics 365 Guides
  • Product Visualize

It’s safe to say that these services will make the device appealing for business users.

Given the fact that the recent version of HoloLens only started shipping last year, it’s unlikely that Microsoft will be announcing a new one.

What’s the programme for the upcoming event?

Judging from Microsoft’s MWC brochure, company officials will be highlighting new use cases and techniques for AI apps in telco.

These fall into the categories of intelligent voice, mixed reality (MR) and other cognitive technologies.

We can also expect to see reinforcement learning for autonomous and optimised environments.

Cyra Richardson, Microsoft’s general manager for its cross-company enterprise on robotics, is going to be featured in an artificial intelligence and autonomous driving session.

It’s worth noting that the company has been working on getting new vehicle makers on board for its Connected Vehicle Platform.

Fatema Kothari, the senior program manager of Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, is going to be giving a talk on bridging the digital divide and how technology plays a role in it.

The company’s website suggests that intelligent cloud and intelligent edge are going to be the main theme at this year’s event.