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Amazon’s A.I. camera could help people with memory loss recognize old friends and family

June 12, 2018


Sachin Solkhan, a veteran software engineer who works with Fidelity Investments, has thought a lot about how technology can help people with dementia recognize their loved ones.

So when Amazon launched its DeepLens camera in November 2017, he got the idea to use its artificial intelligence software to do just that. Ahead of the device’s official launch later this week, he attended a hackathon on his own time to build a system that records a user’s experiences and recognizes the person right in front of them.

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