facial recognition software
Google has told the world that it will not approve any facial recognition software for Glass until it's had time to have a good think about it. Officially, Google says it "won't be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time."
With the explosion of visual content orientated social networks such as Pinterest, visual search seems to be back on the agenda. Visual search company, Superfish, have announced an update that could improve search on image heavy content sites.
Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a U.S. lawsuit over Sponsored Stories for using images of users without compensation or offering an opt out. Facebook has also acquired facial recognition software company Face.com.
Why is Google motivated to take such a hard line on identifying people by their real name on Google+? The simple answer, perhaps, is that Google and the government both want to make the Internet more about accountability, rather than anonymity.
Google has picked up a facial recognition group known as PittPatt. PittPatt's technology is likely to be used in Google+, although the potential applications are broad.
Singles are always looking for bars with the right percentage of potential partners. Using facial recognition software, SceneTap is an app that can tell you the ratio of men to women at participating bars. However, will it be a hit with the ladies?
Mobile search took center stage at yesterday's Google Inside Search Event. In addition to debuting new technology, Google also announced that some mobile features are coming to PCs, including voice search and the ability to search by image.
Facebook is currently testing a new feature for pictures that allows automatic recognition of faces and subsequent faster tagging of photos, thanks to newly-acquired technology company Divvyshot.
Facial recognition software has been made popular from various crime shows, but it seems the real thing is now being used to ... read more