Nest wants your home security camera to recognize you

Published: May. 31, 2017 at 5:38 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera.

The device offers a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what's going on in people's homes.

The Nest Cam IQ, unveiled Wednesday, will be Nest's first device to draw upon the same human-like skills that Google has been programming into its computers - for instance, to identify people in images via its widely used photo app.

The camera costs almost $300, but owners will also need to pay an additional $10 per month for a plan that includes the facial recognition technology.

Nest can tap into Google's expertise in artificial intelligence because they are both owned by the same parent company, Alphabet Inc.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)