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Intel Television Entertainment

Intel To Launch TV Service With Facial Recognition By End of the Year 175

MojoKid writes "Despite television being a rather tough nut to crack, Intel is apparently hoping that its upcoming set-top box and subscription service will be its golden ticket to delivering more Intel processors to the living room. The service would be a sort of specialized virtual cable subscription that would combine a bundle of channels with on demand content. So what's Intel's killer feature that distinguishes it from the vast and powerful competition? Granular ratings that result in targeted ads. Intel is promising technology in a set-top box that can distinguish who is watching, potentially allowing Intel to target advertising. The technology could potentially identify if the viewer is an adult or a child, male or female, and so on, through interactive features and face recognition technology."
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Intel To Launch TV Service With Facial Recognition By End of the Year

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 08, 2012 @08:59PM (#40264785)

    The marketing dweeb bastards won't quit until they force us all to wear burkas or Guy Faulks masks.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 08, 2012 @09:03PM (#40264823)

    For zeroing in on what would instantly become the television industry's most hated product. Considering the industry as a whole, that is no small feat!

  • TV is dead (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 08, 2012 @09:11PM (#40264861)

    I am 44 years old and I grew up with TV. None of my kids watch TV. I do not watch TV. Nobody I know watches TV. The TV is now just a screen in which content which is chosen by the person, at a time specified by the user, is displayed. Yeah, there are still people out there but that whole model of forced advertising is going away. The writing is on the wall.


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