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AiThority.com Primer: Understanding the Role of AI in Smart Camera

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In the AR-VR era, how could Smart Cameras be left out? Integrating AI in our daily life has transformed our approach to doing things. In recent years, action cameras have transformed with the advent of GoPro action cameras. These smart cameras interpret human speech; just say a simple phrase take photo’ and you can click a photo. The Voice command ‘start video’ will automatically operate your camera to shoot a video.

Let us understand one of the benefits of a smart camera. The popularity of Instagram and other social media channels has made blurry backgrounds trendy. Prior to the smart camera, a person used dual-lens camera/DSLR and changed the object’s depth manually. However, AI has negated this manual intervention by introducing the ‘bokeh’ effect. Bokeh is a Japanese technique wherein the camera identifies the subject through Machine Learning capabilities and blurs remaining elements in the photo. Isn’t it amazing?

Now, let us look at how top global companies have leveraged the power of Artificial Intelligence to transform activities using a smart camera.

Google – Nest Cam Outdoor

Are unfavorable weather conditions stopping you from looking outside your home? Google Nest Cam Outdoor has AI capabilities enabling 24 by 7 live streaming of activities in your neighborhood. 130-degree field of view offers the best view of external activities and surroundings. Additionally, the smart camera offers high-quality video resolution at 1080p HD.

Abode’s I/O Smart Camera

Staying ahead of the competition, Abode Systems has developed an AI-enabled Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera to remember people and manage user access. Facial recognition helps in recognizing different people for identifying unauthorized access to the said premises.

This is an optional feature – a user can activate it at his/her sole discretion. When the smart camera is activated, it identifies known users. In the case of unidentified users, automatic triggers are sent to the smart home along with user-specific surveillance scenes.

For instance, an identified user can activate temperature controls and indoor lights of a smart home, unauthorized access will trigger security features such as a porch spotlight. The homeowner can customize alert options i.e only when a named user comes or only when a stranger comes at the door.

Its wide-angle lens has a field of view of 152 degrees, which records high-resolution videos of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Other features of the camera include a PIR motion sensor, a microphone facilitating two-way communication, and an IR LED for videos captured at night.

AI Sentinel

AI Sentinel, the Video surveillance analytics software captures Video recordings and responds in real-time to avoid accidents, mishaps, and crimes. The camera ignores routine activity such as animal movements, shadows, plants moving, etc. thus eliminating false alerts. It can capture video recordings of up to 8 cameras and is a perfect device to secure your homes or single-location businesses.

The Road Ahead

Not only facial recognition, but an AI-enabled smart camera can identify emotions by analyzing non-verbal facial expressions. This technology will be useful for gauging social sentiment and can be implemented in social networks or even in therapy. Moreover, these cameras will enable seamless security operations at homes and in the neighborhood.

These devices can predict and trigger immediate response automatically with minimal human intervention. Common use cases include personalized teaching programs, recommend appropriate healthcare options, prevent road accidents, regulate traffic, etc.

Read more: 5 Innovative Applications of Automated Machine Learning

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