Petter Reinholdtsen

TV with face recognition, for improved viewer experience
9th June 2012

Slashdot got a story about Intel planning a TV with face recognition to recognise the viewer, and it occurred to me that it would be more interesting to turn it around, and do face recognition on the TV image itself. It could let the viewer know who is present on the screen, and perhaps look up their credibility, company affiliation, previous appearances etc for the viewer to better evaluate what is being said and done. That would be a feature I would be willing to pay for.

I would not be willing to pay for a TV that point a camera on my household, like the big brother feature apparently proposed by Intel. It is the telescreen idea fetched straight out of the book 1984 by George Orwell.

Tags: english, surveillance.

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