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Patent repurchase: what if Apple prepared Voice ID (or strengthened Face ID)?

Apple

Posted: March 8 2019
Updated: March 6, 2019

by Steve

The apple brand plays the scavenger game. Lighthouse, manufacturer of surveillance cameras, announced last December the closure of its company. He was unable to cope with the competition, embodied by Nest, Ring or Arlo. Once the key was shut, Apple arrived, and obtained patents specific to the cameras developed by Lighthouse. What purpose ? For the moment, nothing has filtered, but World is Small has some assumptions…

lightouse - Patent repurchase: what if Apple prepared Voice ID (or strengthened Face ID)?

As mentioned by the site The Verge, Lighthouse’s technologies were very similar to what is being done right now Face ID, which scans your face and makes it a real method of securing. And since the Cupertino company bought 8 patents from Lighthouse, it could incorporate them into Face ID so that it can, for example, detect faces from afar.

As a reminder, Lighthouse has certainly developed a whole system for detecting people, shadows, animal movement, facial recognition, but also… voice control. Face ID soon to be replaced by Voice ID? It would be possible. In any case, Apple is struggling to improve its security system, already almost perfect. The price of these patents has not been released, but it certainly must have cost a nice little amount – even if Lighthouse has closed.