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Monday, January 7, 2013

Intel announces tools for human-like computing

At the currently running Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Intel Corporation, here is the announcement as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
Intel's director of Perceptual Computing, Achin Bhowmik, demonstrated how Intel was seeking to enable computers with qualities such as sight, hearing, voice and touch.
For instance, rather than using a password, Bhowmik accessed his PC account using new facial recognition software. 
He also showed how the computer could be controlled using gesture recognition (goodbye, mouse!) 
And then he played a game of “Where’s Waldo?” in which the computer’s camera tracked his eyes as he looked for Waldo. When he looked at the place where Waldo was located, a ping told him he was correct. 
At the moment, many of the features would require users to buy additional peripherals. But Intel says it expects them to be built right into future Ultrabooks and other laptops.
Always something new coming.

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