Glass Architect Babak Parviz Leaves Google for Amazon

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
Glass Architect Babak Parviz Leaves Google for Amazon

Google Glass architect Babak Parviz is moving to Amazon. The man who founded and led the secret Google X division that has overseen the development of Google Glass and several other projects, announced the movie via his Google+ page. Parviz posted an Amazon logo with the status "super excited!"

Parviz didn't mention anything about his exact role at the e-commerce company and whether Amazon will now enter the wearables space. However, The Verge [speculates] that Parviz might help Amazon with the Fire Phone:

Now that he's joined Amazon, Parviz can be expected to expand on the company's efforts around optics, which are already a prominent part of the new Fire Phone. Amazon's Firefly feature is designed to recognize objects around you, while the Fire Phone's interface uses multiple front-facing cameras to adapt to your perspective. Parviz's interest in augmented reality should mesh easily with Amazon's pursuit of omniscience - both for and about its user.
Apart from Google Glass, Parviz has been involved in the development of the smart lenses. The man holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard. His Google+ profile reads: "I dig making (really) small things, new computing and communication tools, high-tech with social impact, and biotech and usually hang out in the Silicon Valley or Seattle. Having worked at companies ranging from tiny start-ups to huge corporations and universities in Europe and the US, I have found each one to be fun in its own unique way."

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Xiaomi Releases India-Specific Theme in MIUI Theme Store
DoT to Submit Final Report on Slow Broadband Speeds to PMO Next Week

Related Stories




© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2020. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on