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Apple acquires patents from AI security camera maker Lighthouse

AI security camera company Lighthouse may have shut down, but its patents will live on: Apple reportedly bought the patent portfolio of the now-defunct company at the end of 2018, according to IAM.

As Patently Apple notes, the patents Apple acquired largely deal with using computer vision to scan and recognize faces, including US Patent No. 9,396,400: “Computer-vision based security system using a depth camera,” US Patent No. 9,965,612: “Method and system for visual authentication,” and US Patent No. 10,009,554: “Method and system for using light emission by a depth-sensing camera to capture video images under low-light conditions.”

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