Thursday, December 17th 2020

New Intel Visual Sensing Controller Chip to Give Next-Gen PCs Ability to Adapt to Surroundings

Intel is preparing to update the PC platform (unclear if mobile or desktop although likely mobile); with the ability for a PC to adapt to its surroundings. This would mean adjusting the brightness on-the-fly based on ambient light (a feature that's existed on mobile phones for 20 years now); but also to detect the presence of a user in its vicinity. The company didn't detail how it goes about this, but technologies already exist to combine visual input from the PC's cameras; radio from the PC's antennas, audio from its mic array; to form a picture of its surroundings.

Intel's next-gen PC platforms could introduce hardware called the Visual Sensing Controller (codenamed "Clover Falls,") a device that serves as a "companion module" to the processor, giving it additional AI capabilities. The chip will serve a dual purpose as a security module, using visual inputs to detect user-presence. This possibly builds on Windows Hello, but now has certain additional capabilities (you probably won't need to sit still and put on your poker face).
Source: Intel
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12 Comments on New Intel Visual Sensing Controller Chip to Give Next-Gen PCs Ability to Adapt to Surroundings

#1
zlobby
Another shady, obfuscated, propriatery technology? No, thanks!
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#2
Bones
And now:
Presenting the newest advance in surveilance technology, just in time for Christmas 2020!

It sees you when you're sleeping......
It knows when you're awake....
It's knows if you've been "Bad" or "Good" so be "Good" for your own sake! :D
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#3
Tartaros
BonesAnd now:
Presenting the newest advance in surveilance technology, just in time for Christmas 2020!

It sees you when you're sleeping......
It knows when you're awake....
It's knows if you've been "Bad" or "Good" so be "Good" for your own sake! :D
Congratulations, the newest advance in surveillance that came over a decade ago. It has been lots of years of google and microsoft magically knowing your habits and offering tailored commercials. At this point who gets surprised anymore?
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#4
Caring1
Apple will make a version and call it iRobot
/s
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#5
Sandbo
welcome to 2000!
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#6
Vya Domus
Caring1Apple will make a version and call it iRobot
I don't think they need do to be honest, their products are already literally scanning your face and surroundings 24/7.
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#7
TumbleGeorge
Sandbowelcome to 2000 1984!
I fix it in citate :D
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#8
Gmr_Chick
BonesAnd now:
Presenting the newest advance in surveilance technology, just in time for Christmas 2020!

It sees you when you're sleeping......
It knows when you're awake....
It's knows if you've been "Bad" or "Good" so be "Good" for your own sake! :D
Caring1Apple will make a version and call it iRobot
/s
Y'all both made my night with these! :clap::roll:
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#9
Tigger
I'm the only one
Will the AI grass on you to your wife/gf for watching pr0n :laugh:
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#10
Steevo
tiggerWill the AI grass on you to your wife/gf for watching pr0n :laugh:
Buy this new upgrade or these videos of you doing things will be emailed, texted, posted.
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#11
Caring1
SteevoBuy this new upgrade or these videos of you doing things will be emailed, texted, posted.
I'm sure thousands will be interested in watching me brush corn chip crumbs of my t-shirt. :roll:
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#12
bug
Man, these days any code with an if in it gets slapped with an "AI" sticker.
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