Facebook announced they have open-sourced DeepFocus, an AI powered framework for improving focus on close objects in Virtual Reality.

Facebook said on a blog post “This technology ensures nearby objects are in-focus, while distant objects appear out of focus, much like cinematic experiences”.

DeepFocus takes advantage of an end-to-end convolutional neural network that produces an accurate retinal blur in near real-time.

DeepFocus relies on standard RGB-D color and depth input. It has broad applicability to existing VR games and is compatible with existing headsets being evaluated by the research community.

The source code, network models and data sets for DeepFocus can be found on Facebook Research’s GitHub repository: github.com/facebookresearch/DeepFocus

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