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Intel Wants to Make Computers Think More Like Humans At CES, the tech giant unveiled RealSense, technology it says creates more 'natural' interactions with computers and tablets.

By Jason Fell

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LAS VEGAS -- Intel says it wants to make science fiction into reality. More specifically, it wants to make the way we interact with computers and tablets more human, more "natural."

"We want to communicate with the computing device naturally, as you would with another human," Mooly Eden, Intel's senior vice and perceptual computing general manager, said today during a press conference here at the 2014 International CES. Think of it, he said, as adding senses to the computer brain.

Enter "RealSense," Intel's new technology that spans devices and attempts to bring immersive, human interaction to devices. It was announced today.

Intel Wants to Make Computers Think More Like Humans
At CES, Intel demonstrates its new RealSense 3-D camera.

The technology will appear in various types of devices -- laptops and tablets, for example -- from hardware partners like Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo, among others. Intel outlined two new ways RealSense will initially take shape: a RealSense 3-D camera and a natural language personal assistant.

The 3-D camera features a depth sensor and a can detect specific gesture movements from a user's hands and fingers, as well as a person's facial features and movements. With the camera, a person can use a device with any number of "natural" gestures instead of, say, typing or using a mouse. It can be used for gaming, enhanced learning and to capture and share 3-D images.

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The camera can also be used for video conferencing or video blogging. For example, Intel has partnered with Microsoft to enhance Skype video conferencing, enabling users to change or remove a person's background during a video call and add video and other images in real-time. These features might also be useful for content creators who produce videos for YouTube or perhaps a company blog.

One might think of the camera as enhancing the devices sense of sight, Intel says.

To advance a computer's sense of hearing, Intel collaborated with Burlington, Mass.-based Nuance Communications, maker of the Dragon voice assistant, to develop a smart, new personal assistant.

Intel says the new personal assistant operates conversationally. "People can simply tell it to play music, get answers, connect with friends and find content -- all by using natural language," the company says.

The personal assistant software will available later this year on Ultrabooks and tablets from Asus, Toshiba, Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, Intel says.

Related: New From CES: Improve Videos on Your Smartphone With This Smart App

Jason Fell

VP, Native Content

Jason Fell is the VP of Native Content, managing the Entrepreneur Partner Studio, which creates dynamic and compelling content for our partners. He previously served as Entrepreneur.com's managing editor and as the technology editor prior to that.

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