Kinect Can Understand Two People Talking Simultaneously


Talking at the Eurogamer Expo in London, Microsoft Phil Harrison revealed that the Kinect can differentiate between two people talking at the same time.  Additionally, the Kinect’s lead developer Nick Burton stated that it will also be able to see whether mouths are moving in the dark.

The Xbox One will be launching in November 22 for $499 and will be bundled with the second-generation Kinect technology.  Many developers are utilizing Kinect in unique ways for upcoming titles as we reported earlier.  In response to privacy concerns, Microsoft clarified that the Kinect does not record or upload your conversations and therefore the NSA cannot have access to them.

via Polygon

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  • Yuan Taizong

    Microsoft has really done it this time, this generation of Kinect is just awesome, I don’t get the overhyping of Apple products, Microsoft and Google make the most innovations, Apple just makes things simple, often at the cost of cool features, Microsoft has really made something that will make any other camera and recognition technology look obsolete.

    • reKitab

      iAgree with you totally:)