Teaching computers what’s placed in their environment

What are Apple, Facebook, and Snap planning to make using “contextually aware systems”?

Apple has won a patent that takes point cloud data in the environment and creates 3D reconstructions. Basically whatever the device is, there’s sensors that will be able to get spacial point data, and then a method to turn that into virtual objects for applications. From the patent abstract:

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