Welcome to Intel's perceptual computing lab
, where the chip giant is researching "sensory inputs that make [computers] more human like," says Intel's Anil Nanduri. For instance: Current cameras in devices sense only in two dimensions, but Intel is pushing the use of 3D cameras. That will add depth to a video or photo, allowing more immersive uses. The company expects such cameras to be embedded into devices in the second half of 2014.