Finding Faces

There was an interesting article in the Guardian recently about the current state of face recognition technology. Imagine being able to ask a Google-like service to search through the images on the internet for a face that matches yours, or somewhat more worryingly, a face that matches someone who you are trying to track down. The privacy implications strike me as being of concern. If you want to try this out for yourself, then a Swedish company – Polar Rose – is offering a beta to plug into your browser. I note that Google has also bought a company specialising in image recognition last year, so something similar may be being worked on there.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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