Samsung recently announced that it will showcase a wide range of projects under its C-Lab incubation program at CES 2020. One of which includes the extremely novel and intriguing SelfieType project.
According to reports, the SelfieType project utilizes an AI calculation and a forward-looking camera to proceed as a virtual keyboard. This is an experimental virtual keyboard that depends on your phone’s front-facing camera and AI to enable you to type without touching your phone. Basically, the phone’s front-facing camera will detect your hands and fingers and will endeavor to make sense of what you’re composing dependent on your finger placement.
Samsung Official Statement:
‘SelfieType’ is a virtual keyboard utilizing the front-facing selfie camera. An exclusive SelfieType AI engine examines finger developments coming from the front camera, and converts them into QWERTY keyboard inputs. SelfieType requires no extra equipment and it is highly versatile to different cell phones such as smartphones, tablets and PCs.
This is an experimental piece of Samsung’s C-Lab Inside the program, which basically are projects by Samsung workers. The announcement indicates that the feature could maybe simultaneously tackle smartphones, tablets, and workstations from various companies since the front camera is the necessary component of the project. Hence, everything considered, once the project is completed and arranged for commercial dispersal, Samsung may offer this feature to other smartphone manufacturers.
These experiments are expected to be flaunted at CES 2020 which kicks off one week from now, yet whether they will be made a reality is not yet clear.