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Tech & Science Sony promises better face identification through depth-sensing lasers

14:06  03 january  2019
14:06  03 january  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Sony ’s sensor division boss Satoshi Yoshihara said Sony plans to ramp up production of chips to power 3D cameras in late summer Sony ’s 3D sensors would be an instant winner if they prove capable of matching Face ID for accuracy and security while shrinking down the size of required parts.

General Discussions & Support. Technology Talk. Sony promises better face identification through depth - sensing lasers . Imaging hardware has traditionally been all about photography and videography, but depth - sensing of the kind Sony is talking up for 2019 is becoming increasingly

Sony promises better face identification through depth-sensing lasers

Sony, the global leader in imaging sensors — both for smartphones and professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras — is eager to establish itself as the go-to supplier for the next generation of visual-processing chips with a set of new 3D sensors. Speaking with Bloomberg last week, Sony’s sensor division boss Satoshi Yoshihara said Sony plans to ramp up production of chips to power front and rear 3D cameras in late summer, responding to demand from multiple smartphone manufacturers. Though Yoshihara is geeked about the potential for augmented reality applications, the most intriguing aspect of this new tech would appear to be a better form of face identification than we currently have.

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Sony promises better face identification through depth - sensing lasers Production is set to ramp up in late summer 2019, just in time for a deluge of new Android and Apple devicespic.twitter.com/BAlFZZhUHm.

Remember when people would hear the word laser and think of this?pic.twitter.com/oQ5T9Gr3gM. Sony is back in the game # sony #technews.

The Face ID approach that Apple first brought into use on the iPhone X — and others like Xiaomi, Huawei, and Vivo have since emulated — works by projecting out a grid of invisible dots and detecting the user’s face by the deformations of that grid in 3D space. Sony’s 3D sensor, on the hand, is said to deploy laser pulses, which, much like a bat’s echolocation, creates a depth map of its surroundings by measuring how long a pulse takes to bounce back. Sony’s sensor chief argues this produces more detailed models of users’ faces, plus it apparently works from as far away as five meters (16 feet).

Imaging hardware has traditionally been all about photography and videography, but depth-sensing of the kind Sony is talking up for 2019 is becoming increasingly important. The Japanese giant acquired a Belgian outfit called SoftKinetic a few years ago, which was renamed to Sony Depthsensing a year ago. Now there’s an entire website dedicated to Sony’s venture into the category, with autonomous cars, drones, robotics, head-mounted displays, and of course gaming all figuring as potential applications.

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A new generation of face recognition technology is coming to phones in late 2019 and Sony is the company that is driving this innovation While there are multiple uses for these new-generation 3D cameras, the most exciting one might be to enable face recognition that promises to be even more

Sony ’s new depth - sensing technology is far more advanced than what we have ever seen, and it may make it into facial recognition technology but also in drones, self-driving cars, robotics What do you think about the new depth - sensing camera technology by Sony ? Let us know in the comments below.

In the mobile context, there’s certainly room for improvement for current face-unlocking methods. The most basic kind, such as on the OnePlus 6T, uses the selfie camera to identify the user’s face, and is thus only usable in the dark if you’re willing to flash your face with a bright light every time you unlock your phone. Apple’s Face ID and its Android rivals are all built using multiple components that demand a significant chunk of real estate at the top of the device — which is fine for larger tablets like the new iPad Pro, but stands as a big hurdle for any phone designer eager to achieve the ultimate all-screen design.

Sony’s 3D sensors would be an instant winner if they prove capable of matching Face ID for accuracy and security while shrinking down the size of required parts. Yoshihara wouldn’t be drawn into discussing which hardware partners Sony expects to see using the technology, but Sony already provides imaging sensors to Apple, so there’s a nonzero chance of the next set of iPhones featuring this upgraded 3D-sensing chip.

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