Your face is now on its way to becoming part of Facebook’s business in one form or another. Unless Franken has something to say about it, of course.
There goes my great plan to use Glass to help me remember people I’m supposed to know.
Image recognition startup Cortica has raised another $1.5 million in funding — this time from Russian technology powerhouse Mail.Ru Group.
Editor’s Pick When you walk into a bar, it’s a given that the regulars are scoping you out. But you might feel differently if you knew that automated cameras were recording your apparent age, gender, ethnicity, and even level of attractiveness.
Germany launched another privacy investigation against Facebook today, after attempts to get the social network to alter its facial recognition technology failed.
You can bet if one major smartphone manufacturer develops a new feature, its competitors will follow suit. Apple has applied for a facial recognition patent, according to an application form published by the U.S. Patent Office. Looks like Apple is right on Google’s heels; in mid-December the Android 4.0 Galaxy Nexus was released, with the ability to unlock the phone by recognizing your face touted as a key feature.
Way to not tick off the privacy hounds, Google!
If you thought Facebook knew a lot about you before, wait until it recognizes your face.
Facial recognition startup Viewdle just raised $10 million from retailer Best Buy, chip maker Qualcomm, and the BlackBerry Partners Fund.