IKEA's new AI-powered iOS app offers a big leap in capability

IKEA already lets you preview furniture in your home via AR, but its latest AI-powered iOS app offers a big leap in capability. From there, you can erase existing furniture and position new IKEA pieces, quickly try alternatives and fully design the room. Called IKEA Kreativ, it can scan your rooms using LiDAR and build a complete 3D replica of them, then let you delete your existing furniture. The app is the latest high-tech move by IKEA, which has launched a raft of connected speakers, smart home hubs, connected lights, charging pads and more over the last few years. Those let you browse the IKEA catalogue virtually and try out products in 3D settings, "quickly swapping, moving, rotating, stacking and hanging IKEA products," the company said. On top of that, IKEA joined a new group created by Microsoft, Meta and others to create metaverse standards — so, you might be able to at least find furniture in virtual reality. From there, you can try out new IKEA couches, tables, etc. It also works on iPhones or iPads without LiDAR, though having it allows the app to "pull in additional spatial detail," IKEA told Engadget. (Engadget). Continue reading.

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