Google Glass is cool. But could it be philosophically dangerous? 60 years ago, Ludwig Wittgenstein famously wrote : Google Glass: Artificial Unconscious? : Neuroskeptic
There are some things that are hard to put in words, like a painting that you want to find out the artist of. For searches like that, try Google Goggles -- it lets you search the web using photos that you've taken on your mobile phone. So just open the Goggles app on your phone, snap a photo of that painting, and find search results all about it. Sometimes pictures really are worth a thousand words.
Face.com's API now returns an age estimation for faces it detects in photos - seen here with some recognizable examples. Looking at someone’s face can tell you a lot about who they are. Running a picture through Face.com‘s systems let’s you turn those instincts into cold hard data. The Israel-based company has made a name for itself over the past few years by providing some of the best facial recognition technology available on the web. To date, developers all over the world have used their API to find nearly 41 billion faces! More than just detecting and identifying faces, the Face.com API provides all sorts of great data: gender, presence of a smile, approximate mood, etc. Face.com Brings Facial Recognition to the Masses, Now with Age Detection: Interview With CEO
The day when you’ll be able to hold up your phone and identify a stranger through a viewfinder is getting closer. Google’s Goggles, a mobile app for visual search, has a facial recognition version unreleased to the public, while Israeli startup Face.com’s technology can tag people’s faces in Facebook photos. Facebook even released a basic version of face detection last night, although it doesn’t have recognition. So in a world where technology chips away at our ability to remain anonymous, how does one reclaim some semblance of control?