Google Clips, the $249 AI-powered clip-on camera goes on sale
The clip-on camera itself automatically adjusts its resolution according to the situation and has a 130-degree lens to fit more of the scene in the frame.tech Updated: Jan 28, 2018 15:08 IST
Google Clips camera that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to figure out when it should take a picture or video, is now available for purchase on the Google Store.
However, the $249 tiny clip-on camera will not be delivered immediately.
“Choosing the fastest expedited shipping option will deliver the device by February 27,” 9to5Google reported on Saturday.
The clip-on camera itself automatically adjusts its resolution according to the situation and has a 130-degree lens to fit more of the scene in the frame. The camera takes short-motion images and wirelessly syncs with a dedicated application which is available on Android and iOS.
“The camera leverages “Moment IQ” -- an onboard and offline Machine Learning model -- and a Visual Processing Unit to automatically capture meaningful images by recognising the right expressions, lighting and framing,” the report added.
The device was unveiled at the company’s flagship Pixel 2 launch event in October 2017 and passed through the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week.
Google’s Clips camera had been criticised by Tesla founder Elon Musk who commented on the device saying, “This doesn’t even ‘seem’ innocent.”