The firm aims to integrate human-like sensing technology into device, which would result in “more natural, intuitive and immersive computing experiences”.
The Intel Capital Experiences and Perceptual Computing Fund will be deployed over the next two to three years.
Intel Capital president Arvind Sodhani said, “Devices with human-like senses – the ability to see, hear and feel much like people do – has long been a subject of science fiction but is now within reach given recent innovations in compute power and camera technology.
“This new fund will invest in start-ups and companies enabling these experiences, helping them with the business development support, global business network and technology expertise needed to scale for worldwide use.”
Intel Capital has already invested “a significant portion” of the $300m Ultrabook Fund in areas including audio, touch, battery, display, sensor and wireless connectivity.
Since its launch in 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than $10.8bn in 1,250 companies.
Its recent deals included an investment in South Korean touchscreen technology specialist Zinitix.
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