Take a peek at a few key patents that Apple gained with PrimeSense acquisition

“In July we reported that Apple was in the race to acquire PrimeSense and last month the news was official,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Little did we know at the time that Apple’s Tel Aviv research center was already working on sensing technologies specializing in three-dimensional analysis of body and facial movements, and so the acquisition of PrimeSense was a perfect fit to advance future projects,” Purcher reports. “A quick look at PrimeSense’s website will show you that Apple has acquired a company that possesses a lot of real-world technology that could advance many Apple products in the future.”

Purcher reports. “Today’s report takes a peek at a few of the patents that Apple has inherited.”

Read more in the full report here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

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    1. Agree, and more nails in the Samsung coffin, which must be feeling decidedly oxygen-starved by now. Copyists can only ever breathe Apple’s dust, and eventually choke on it.

  1. with an ability to interpret facial expression, body language, verbal language, idiomatic expressions, tonal qualities, inflection, real neurons for spacial comprehension ..whatever that is, etc., totally ready for a sense of humor and dirty talk, i think AI just needs a killer body and an apple logo on the back of my guy-bot’s neck.

    oh, i almost forgot ..and a pair of perfect sapphire eyes that can see right through me.

    1. You’re pretty transparent already, salomé. 🙂

      The utter appeal, charm, and magnetism of the idea of the AI is counterpoint to man’s dismal record. With an AI attuned to our nervous sensibilities, what raptures might we endure, what epiphanies might we translate into poetry? Far more, I submit, than those encountered by chance amongst nature’s crude offerings, thus far. No offense intended to regular H. sapiens guys.

      1. stop driving my imagination down that road. if that were true, the health and human services dept would make sure all bots could provide resuscitation services for their clients. i’d sure like to know it was available, you know, just in case i didn’t know when to get back to household chores and regular life among the living. the bot industry would branch into every facet of our lives then it’d worse than living in facebook ..except, that it’d be better. way better. maybe, too better. idk, when i think about it, realistically, AI does seem like a natural path for apple, don’t you think?

    2. This year, as we celebrate Apple’s 30th birthday, we should not forget 1984 also brought to us “Neuromancer” by William Gibson.

      These couple of quotes from that marvellous book, seem to fit your thoughts.

      …”The drug hit him like an express train, a white-hot column of light mounting his spine from the region of his prostate, illuminating the sutures of his skull with x-rays of short-circuited sexual energy.
      His teeth sang in their individual sockets like tuning forks, each one pitch-perfect and clear as ethanol. His bones, beneath the hazy envelope of flesh, were chromed and polished, the joints lubricated with a film of silicone.
      Sandstorms raged across the scoured floor of his skull, generating waves of high thin static that broke behind his eyes, spheres of purest crystal, expanding
      …The anger was expanding, relentless, exponential, riding out behind the betaphenethylamine rush like a carrier wave, a seismic fluid, rich and corrosive.”

      Neuromancer by William Gibson.

      Not wishing to “Tread on thin ice” … Salome, here is another William Gibson quote, again from Neuromancer –

      “ ‘Wonderful’, the Flatline said, ‘I never did like to do anything simple when I could do it ass-backwards.’ …”


      1. oh my gosh ..that’s so sumptuous and satisfying. if i had just one family member who could talk like that at thanksgiving dinner, i think i’d just go hungry. for some reason, i always think about that metaphor from nausea where the sound of whistles travel in straight lines or something like that. if an apple bot could talk to me like that, i think i’d just have to marry that version even if it’s a beta and have a bunch of little mechanicals. i might starve to death, though. i need to check that out. i love it when writers are so metaphorical. thnx. i’m pretty sure, though, if apple came out with a bot, then, there’d quickly be a samsung bot, a windows bot ..omg, that would be the end of the world as we know it.

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