Thursday, July 28, 2011

Google, Facebook and Apple are betting on facial recognition

Google denied that it was to allow easy recognition, but acknowledged that it could, that its technology was able to detect who was in the picture with only 14 samples. The controversy arose with the introduction of Goggles, an application of augmented reality.

Despite this refusal, Google has set off alarms privacy Pittpatt acquisition, a company founded in 2004, specializes in machine vision. In a statement issued by the company that emerged in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University index that its work is not strictly recognize people, but to identify objects and real-world environments.

Something that fits well with both Google Maps and in the visual search feature on YouTube, Google and Google Maps. In December, Facebook, openly spoke of plans to tag friends in photos only confirming, without going one by one. Canada has been the first country to be asked to turn off the option "Tag Suggestions' suggested labels in Spanish.

Apple is the latest addition to this trend. The next version of its operating system for mobile and tablet iOS 5, you know who is in each photo. This bought the company Polar Rose noted for his skill in this field. In each picture takes samples from eyes, nose and mouth to know each time more wisely, who's who.

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