The Future of Entertainment series by iQ by Intel and PSFK Labs is highlighting the latest in entertainment innovation. Over the course of 10 weeks at iq.intel.com, we are showcasing new products, services and technologies, exploring the changing face of how we consume, share and create content and getting reactions from Intel experts.
Capable of recognizing their owners, products can tailor experiences to specific people’s preferences. This bringing together of the physical and digital worlds is a trend we’re calling Contextual Entertainment and it is all about delivering a more personalized entertainment experience on our devices and into our homes.
Researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany envision a future where the surfaces in our homes respond to individual members of a household with personalized experiences. Their GravitySpace Floor is a pressure-sensitive glass sheet that can detect and more impressively, recognize the people and furniture resting on it based on their weight and textures.
Samsung Smart TVs, first released in 2012 and upgraded in the latest 2013 model, use face, voice and motion recognition technology to turn any viewer into a human remote. Not only can you speak and gesture to interact with your TV, but the face identification feature means that the television knows each individual viewer.
This week the Future of Entertainment series has examined how technology and devices are becoming more intelligent about their owners. Embedded with sensors that monitor a user’s behavior or physical attributes, devices can identify different members of a household to offer a bespoke experience. To further understand the Contextual Entertainment trend, PSFK and iQ called upon Intel Labs’ thinkers, Brian David Johnson and Vu Nguyen to get their perspective on the trend.
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