Real-time ray tracing on any smartphone

Available for years, it’s finally available from Snap.

Jon Peddie

Snap acquired Adshir’s real-time software-based ray-tracing technology in 2019 and has now deployed it for use on any smartphone, Windows, or iOS device. Adshir was founded by Ph.D. professor Reuven Bakalash in 2014. He researched and taught at Stony Brook University (New York), Hofstra University (New York), and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), and is the author of many academic publications and holds over 180 patents. And, like Father William in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, likes to stand on his head. He was doing exactly that one day while thinking about k-d trees and said in upside-down words, we’re

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