Highlights –

  • New laptops by Dell and Panasonic Corp. have incorporated the Emza Visual Sense artificial intelligence technology for smart users and their smart needs.
  • It is powerful enough to detect the presence of human that when the users walk away from machines and conserve power till, they return.

Synaptics Inc. announced that Dell Technologies and Panasonic Corp. have launched the world’s first laptops that deploys the Emza Visual Sense artificial intelligence technology. It is a new technology which is called as “human presence detection”, that allows the laptops to detect when the user walks away from the machine and conserve power until they return.

Emza Visual Sense is a turnkey offering for personal computer manufacturers that brings longer battery life, enhanced security, and privacy. The technology is equipped with sensors and machine learning algorithms that understands context and knows when users sit down in front of the computer. It automatically wakes the system when someone comes in front and dims or locks the screen when someone walks away. Another powerful weapon is that it uses context to detect when an onlooker is present and hide confidential information on the screen.

Saleel Awsare, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Synaptics, said, “By using Emza Visual Sense AI for HPD, Dell and Panasonic are leading an era of context-aware computing that will combine multiple sensing modes with edge AI to enable user-friendly, efficient and secure intelligent platform experiences.”

Synaptics is best known for creating human interface systems, including touch displays, display drivers, touchpad for laptops, video and far-field voice recognition, and fingerprint biometrics technology. It extended the business when it acquired Emza Visual Sense Ltd. in October and has wasted no time in putting new technology to good use in the imaging sensing game.

Without activating the web camera, Emza Visual Sense technology uses a low-power image sensor to enable users to identify nearby humans. In order to provide a richer context, it also uses machine learning techniques. The Katana AI system-on-a-chip processor from Synaptics employs orders of magnitude less power than competing chipsets.

Not only laptops, but the technology can also be integrated with other devices such as smart cars, smart TVs, consumer appliances, and assisted living cameras. The new Dell Latitude and Panasonic SR laptops are on sale now.