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Nest wants your home security camera to recognize you

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Published: May. 31, 2017 at 5:38 AM CDT
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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.

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