All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘facial recognition’

Facebook’s Facial Recognition Is Getting So Good It Doesn’t Need Faces

Facebook’s Facial Recognition Is Getting So Good It Doesn’t Need Faces

Facial recognition technology, when deployed on a site like Facebook, is both convenient and disconcerting. Amazing but creepy. If you upload a lot of photos, Facebook’s facial recognition technology is great. Ain’t nobody got time to tag. As it stands, Facebook’s facial recognition tech is pretty good. Apparently, it’s about to get scary good. New Scientist reports on a new …

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Facebook’s New App Isn’t Available in Europe Thanks to Facial Recognition Fears

Facebook’s New App Isn’t Available in Europe Thanks to Facial Recognition Fears

Earlier this week, Facebook launched yet another standalone app. It’s called Moments, and it lets friends easily sync photos with each other. Here’s how product manager Will Ruben describes the app: “Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. Moments groups the photos on your phone …

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Anne Boleyn Portraits May Not Be Her, Scientists Say

Anne Boleyn is one of the most controversial characters in history. Her three year marriage to Henry VIII changed the face of England as it was known at the time. They changed laws, traditions, and even the national religion when Henry divorced the queen, Catherine, to marry his lover, Anne Boleyn. Anne Boleyn was accused of many a salacious act …

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Google Glass Won’t Get Facial Recognition Software… Yet

Google is no stranger to privacy debates, but Google Glass seems to have really struck a nerve with privacy proponents. It seemed like we were on the verge of an entirely new debate when a third-party developer announced its intentions to launch a facial recognition app for Glass. That debate will have to wait, however, as Google has put a …

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The Earth’s Many Faces Spotted On Google Maps

Considering all the concern out there about privacy implications of facial recognition technology, it’s nice to see the technology being put to more creative, less troublesome uses. Design lab onformative has used its facial recognition algorithm to scan the Earth using Google Maps to uncover parts of the planet that appear to make human-like (or monster-like in some cases) faces. …

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Should Facial Recognition Be Allowed On Google Glass?

The “Terminator” films have been mentioned more than a handful of times in discussions about Google Glass, and this is not going to do anything to make the comparison less relevant. Facial recognition is reportedly coming to Google Glass, potentially opening up the doors for anybody to have Terminator-like features. Are you concerned about the future of privacy with regards …

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Facebook’s Face.com Might Come to Tag the Entire Internet

It was reported yesterday the Facebook acquired Israeli facial recognition app Face.com for roughly $100 million. The app is assumed to be capable of inadvertently bolstering higher mobile ad revenues by keeping better tabs on the social network’s book of faces. Though some think that once the computing power required to run quick facial search is up to speed, Facebook …

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Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR]

UPDATE: TechCrunch is now saying that this acquisition is a done deal. The rumor gears are getting warm in regard to Facebook. Of course, rumors are only fun because there’s an innate uncertainty about them that excites people into believing they know more than they really do. What’s more exciting than being able to predict the future? Getting deeper into …

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Facial Recognition: Cool or Creepy?

Remember all the technology in movies such as Minority Report? At the time, it seemed so bizarre and futuristic, but some of it is beginning to seep into society. I’m talking about the phenomenon of facial recognition.

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Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API

Face.com is adding age detection to its API. This news was delivered to us in an email with the subject, “Fake ID’s useless thanks to Face.com (college Freshmen mourn).” “Yep, no more lying about your age,” a spokesperson tells us. “Age Estimation was added to provide an estimation representing an age group for a detected face,” Face.com CEO Gil Hirsch …

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