Kinect 2 Could Read Lips - Like HAL
Not to worry, but your new Kinect 2 will be able "see" in resolution high enough to read lips and even detect emotions. Sound like anybody you know?
When Kinect launched in November 2010 the depth sensor was set at a 30 frames per second limit and a 320x240 resolution limit. The issue relates to the USB controller interface, which is capable of around 35MB/s, but it only uses around 15/16MB/s. This artificial limit is in place because multiple USB devices can be used at once on an Xbox 360.
Kinect 2, however, can feed the next Xbox more information, and thus a higher resolution CCD [charge-coupled device].
"It can be cabled straight through on any number of technologies that just take phenomenally high res data straight to the main processor and straight to the main RAM and ask, what do you want to do with it?" our source said.
In the film 2001:A Space Odyssey, the HAL 9000 computer was able to read lips. And detect emotions.
(HAL 9000 [background] eavesdrops on astronauts Poole and Bowman)
And you know what happened to those guys.
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