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Why these self-driving car experts are building home cameras instead
Courtesy of Lighthouse

More and more people are setting up cameras in and around their homes, but are they really getting valuable information from those devices? Lighthouse, a new Silicon Valley startup, doesn't think so.

All about AI: Lighthouse says that artificial intelligence is what makes its home camera system more useful than others. In addition to a camera, Lighthouse's device is outfitted with a 3-D sensor that captures a more detailed view. The company's A.I.-laden software is then able to detect specific people, pets, and movements.

For example, a user can open the companion mobile app, and verbally ask if their dog walker came by that day. Using natural language processing, Lighthouse then identifies footage of the dog walker and brings it up. Right now, however, the range of elements it can identify is limited to what the company has "taught" the software to recognize, though Lighthouse says it's continuing to add more based on user feedback.