SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera.
The device offers a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, Internet-connected computers can see and understand what’s going on in people’s homes.
The Nest Cam IQ, unveiled Wednesday, will be Nest’s first device to draw upon the same human-like skills that Google has been programming into its computers – for instance, to identify people in images via its widely used photo app.
The camera costs almost $300, but owners will also need to pay an additional $10 per month for a plan that includes the facial recognition technology.
Nest can tap into Google’s expertise in artificial intelligence because they are both owned by the same parent company, Alphabet Inc.