Matterport Recognized for Innovative Use of 3D Technology with 2020 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award

AI Breakthrough announced today that it has selected Matterport, the industry leader in 3D capture technology and spatial data, as the winner of the “Best Overall Use of AI for Virtual Reality” award in the third annual AI Breakthrough Awards program.

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LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2020 – AI Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market, today announced that it has selected Matterport, the industry leader in 3D capture technology and spatial data, as the winner of the “Best Overall Use of AI for Virtual Reality” award in the third annual AI Breakthrough Awards program. 

Matterport’s Cortex AI is a deep learning neural network that creates the 3D digital twins and automates many of the things normally performed manually. It stitches the high-fidelity 2D imagery captured by the Matterport Pro2 camera to construct the space in 3D, creating the spatial data layer. This spatial data layer allows the Cortex AI to identify different rooms within a space, and can even identify objects within each room. Another feature is Measurement Mode, which allows viewers to measure with 99% accuracy the size of each room, even providing the ability to digitally measure walls, doors, windows or furniture. 

“At our core, Matterport is a data-first, AI-first company,” said RJ Pittman, CEO of Matterport. “We analyze the spatial data from the millions of digital twins we have captured to optimize our ML and DL networks for powering everything from 3D reconstruction and object recognition, to image processing and structural understanding of buildings. Our highly scalable AI technology enables our customers all over the world to experience Matterport’s stunning realism from any device with ‘push button’ simplicity and unmatched accuracy and fidelity,” he added. “It is an honor to be recognized by AI Breakthrough for the great work our product, technology and data science teams have pioneered over the last decade, with still more to come!”

Every Matterport digital twin is VR-enabled. Just visit any Matterport space online with a VR headset, and click “Enter VR” in the Matterport interface. VR Mode is optimized for Oculus Quest, with support for Oculus Go as well. If you own either one, put on your headset and try it now by visiting the Matterport Gallery.

The mission of the AI Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of AI and machine learning related categories, including AI platforms, Deep Learning, Smart Robotics, Business Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, industry specific AI applications and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,750 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world. 

“Innovation is at the heart of the AI Breakthrough Awards program, and Matterport embodies this spirit with the only platform that creates true 3D digital twins of the built environment,” said James Johnson, managing director, AI Breakthrough. “Particularly in this time of when so much is moving to virtual and remote-first, Matterport is well-positioned to help drive digital transformation for entire industries with AI, from real estate to insurance, retail, travel and hospitality and more. We want to recognize them with our ‘Best Overall Use of AI for Virtual Reality’ award for 2020 and wish them continued success going forward.”

Additionally, Matterport helps enterprises automate workflows, increase productivity and securely manage 3D content at scale with new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs) for developers. 

About AI Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AI Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Artificial Intelligence technologies, services, companies and products. The AI Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of AI companies and products in categories including AI Platforms, Robotics, Business Intelligence, AI Hardware, NLP, Vision, Biometrics and more. For more information visit

About Matterport

Matterport is the leading spatial data company digitizing and indexing the built world. Its unique 3D capture technology creates the spatial data layer on which the industry can interoperate, and the company’s all-in-one 3D data platform makes it fast and easy to turn any physical space into an accurate and immersive digital twin. The Matterport platform helps customers realize the full potential of a space at every stage of its lifecycle including planning, construction, appraisal, restoration, marketing and operations. Learn more at and browse our gallery of digital twins.

Matterport Media Contact

Nikki DanceFortyThree for Matterport[email protected] 831.401.3175


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