AI and the iGlass R&D team

By 19 March 2019Media

Although artificial intelligence is still in its infancy the iGlass R&D team is working on continuous improvement  for advanced user experience .

According to digital visionary, Kevin Kelly, the first Industrial Revolution was based on the fact that we invented artificial (AI) power by harnessing steam power and fossil fuels; the second Industrial Revolution will add AI so that everything we had electrified, we are now going to cognify. We are still in the infancy stages of AI but iGlass is in the process of developing the next steps toward this revolution.

Using nano-scale chemistry and advanced manufacturing platforms, polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology enables iGlass to transition from opaque to transparent with the application of an electrical current.

Liquid crystals (LC) are dispersed within a formulated polymer matrix enabling the parallel alignment of LC droplets when the flow of electricity occurs. When the flow is stopped, the crystals return to their original position (randomly orientated to each other), blocking out the light. PDLC film is then laminated between two panes of glass to become laminated privacy glass.

To control Privacy glass, electricity is passed through the conductive surface via a transformer and an electrical connector. When the current flows, the glass becomes clear. When the current is switched OFF, the glass returns to the opaque mode to achieve privacy.

By harnessing advancements in the AI revolution, we are currently able to use third party technology to control iGlass through voice activation and sensors. However with each generation of iGlass film created here in Australia by our R&D team we are looking at AI integration, so that eventually your windows will learn from the behaviours of your daily routine and anticipate your privacy requirements.


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