Apple Files AI Patent To Open The Camera App Based on Intent to Capture a Picture or Video

The LOAR is in full effect, when it comes to AI, and tech leaders are racing to the finish line of interesting and cool ways to bring everyday AI to consumers.

Apple recently filed a „method for automatically activating a camera application based on detecting an intent to capture a photograph or video“ with the US Patent & Trademark Office.

Apple wants to automatically activate the camera app in locked mode based on a first signal from an accelerometer. The device’s processor activates the camera application when the processor determines that the mobile device has remained in a stationary portrait or landscape position for a period of time.

The processor may receive a second signal from a proximity sensor that detects presence of a nearby object to the mobile device. When the processor determines that there is presence of the nearby object to the mobile device based on the second signal, the mobile device remains in locked mode and the processor does not activate the camera application.

To some this will be incredibly cool, while others will perceive it as a bit creepy. Either way, get ready to be blown away with AI applications in 2019, as the accelerometer accelerates into every day life.

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