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What happens if you take a home security camera, throw it out, and head back to the drawing board with engineers from the world of self-driving cars behind the wheel?
That’s the basic premise behind Lighthouse. They’re trying to build a camera that, thanks to its 3D-sensing lasers and a mountain of machine learning chops, has some sense of what it’s looking at. After years in the works, it’s going on sale this morning.
Aspect - Lighthouse - Thats - Footage - Security
One aspect of Lighthouse thats particularly unique is in how you’re meant to peruse your footage; it’s aiming to be less of a security camera, and more of an assistant. Rather than scrubbing a timeline, you ask the in-app natural language processing system (think Google Assistant or Alexa, but it only cares about what’s going on in your house) for what you want. You ask it things like “Did the dog walker come on Wednesday?”, or “When time did the kids get home yesterday?”, and it responds with relevant footage.
You can also set up alerts based on what’s going on. Want a heads up if someone new is in the house? Say “Ping me if you see someone you don’t recognize.” Or you can set them up based on what doesn’t happen, with queries like “Ping me if the kids don’t get home by 5”.
Machine - Learning - Company - Co-founders - Alex
Getting that done requires some pretty intense machine learning; fortunately, the company’s co-founders Alex Teichman and Hendrik Dahlkamp...
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