CEA-Leti’s autonomous imager µWAI activates any device upon recognition of a specific pattern — e.g., unlocking a smartphone upon face recognition. It is the first highly efficient, compact and ultra-low power smart awaken system designed for everyday small appliances: consuming 10,000 × less than low-power camera plus processor set; highly compact: 1 € coin; privacy-compliant AI-based recognition: near human detection performance (95%), 5 years « Always-on » CR1025 battery lifetime.