Apple Files a Patent for a System that Allows to Control Access to Content

Apple filed another patent. This time it’s a system that allows to control access to content using a person's physical features. The patent application entitled “Systems and methods for controlling output of content based on human recognition data detection” was published on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website on Thursday.

Why would we need such a system? Actually, there’re many possible ways to use it.

For example, a user may "login" to an electronic device, access private emails, play an adult-rated movie, halt playing of the movie when a child walks in the room, and perform many other actions using the device depending on the circumstances.

Apple’s new system can possibly allow to perform all of the abovementioned actions automatically. Apart from that, as AppleInsider notes,

More than one individual can be detected at a time. For example, three people standing in front of a computer can be recognized as an adult male user and two female children. The system analyzes and assigns privilege levels to these people, which are then used to determine what content can be accessed.

Looks like the company from Cupertino invented another useful technology. Hope to see it in action soon.

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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 24, 2013. 18:31

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