This Benjamin Button clip-on camera uses AI to capture family photos

The curious case of photo management
Wearable camera uses AI to capture photos

A new wearable action camera designed for kids and parents will use artificial intelligence to automatically pick out the best photos.

The Benjamin Button clip-on device aims to remain unobtrusive when snapping, using software that can detect sound and motion to automatically take shots. Facial recognition is also involved in order to decipher between family members and strangers.

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As far as camera specs go, the device is able to record up to three hours of stabilised footage in 1080p resolution at 25fps, while also being housed within a waterproof casing. However, due to health concerns that parents might have, it doesn't include Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

That means, in order to retrieve the AI's pick of the best photos, you'll be syncing the camera up to a computer through a USB-C connector, which also charges the device. A companion app is available for those who still wish to sort through photos themselves in order to find the best.

Of course, while the idea of leaving the photo management in the hands of AI works in principle, whether it performs as well in practice is unknown. But with the Kickstarter project already reaching its funding goal of $25,000 and set to come to life, many backers will soon find out.

The Benjamin Button camera also joins the long list of wearable devices aimed at parents and their children. Interestingly, though, this is occupies a different area, with much of the focus currently beamed towards the likes of kids smartwatches and trackers.

The device is still doing the rounds on Kickstarter, with backers able to pick up the device for $179 — a healthy 70% snip off its eventual retail price — before it ships in December this year.

Benjamin Button wearable camera will use AI to capture kids photos


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