Sony Commits To Enhance Better Face Identification Via Depth-Sensing Lasers
The worldwide leader in imaging sensors (both for mirrorless cameras and professional DSLR as well as smartphones), Sony, is keen to prove itself as the go-to provider for the next gen of visual-processing processors with a new set of 3D sensors. Speaking to the media, Satoshi Yoshihara (sensor division boss at Sony) claimed that Sony aims to increase up manufacturing of processors to power rear and front 3D cameras, responding to requirement from various handsets makers. Although Yoshihara is geeked about the capability for AR applications, the most fascinating part of this new technology will seem to be a better version of face identification as compared to what we presently have.
The Face ID method that Apple first conveyed into employment on the iPhone X— and others such as Huawei, Xiaomi, and Vivo have since followed—operated by projecting out a series of imperceptible dots and identifying the consumers face by the deformations of that series in 3D vector. The 3D sensor by Sony, on the other hand, is claimed to employ laser pulses, which generates its surroundings’ depth map by calculating how long a pulse requires to bounce back.
On a related note, Sony earlier took legal action against a California hacker. The firm accuses the hacker of trying to trade jailbroken PS4s equipped up with pirated copies of games. Earlier last year, the firm lodged a complaint against Eric David Scales in the U.S. Central District Court of California.
The complaint state that Scales goes by the name Blackcloak13 on eBay. The complaint for copyright accuses Scales for violation and infringement of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s) “trafficking” provisions. These provisions ban individuals from selling tech that can be employed for piracy. Apart from asking the court to prevent Scales from selling the jailbreak PS4s, Sony is also demanding for him to pay an unspecified amount for damages, as well as give away any compromised PS4s he still owns.