Now we're getting a demo of this working on a Windows 8 machine. It just scanned a face to open it up.
In order for face recognition to really work, I want to never know it's working. Staring at the screen awkwardly for a few seconds isn't natural.
Intel's director of Perceptual Computing, Achin Bhowmik up giving this demo, which was a simple login. Now onto gestures.
Bhowmik is demoing the little gesture peripheral it worked on with Creative to add these kind of features to computers, technology that will be built into things like tablets and notebooks in the future. For now this is something people are going to have to buy, and will be released later this year.
Kind of a cool demo. Using gestures to control a virtual hand on screen, coins dripping through each finger.
The camera can pick up your fingers, all ten of them. Bhowmik doing a neat demo catching some coins pouring out of a metal snake's mouth. The whole tech took about 90 days to create.
And now for a more exciting demo -- Valve's Portal 2 . Bhowmik manipulating a cube with the Portal gun using his hand. The backend technology is from Sixense.
As awkward as voice and gestures can be, what if we all agree to endure it if it means we get a holodeck 20 years from now?
Onto a demo of the camera being used for having a video chat with somebody without taking up too much space. The camera effectively figured out what the background is, then it gets rid of it showing just the person, similar to what you'd get with the same feature in Apple's video chat service.
One more demo here. This time Bhowmik's showing off eye tracking with a software version of Where's Waldo. The fame just tracks where you're looking to find him. Bhowmik spots him and the page turns to another illustration.
The Waldo demo is pretty impressive. I can see people using that.
Going over the announced chips, perceptual computing, and On-Demand pay TV.
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