48 Crazy Ideas Coming From The $2 Billion Stealth Startup Magic Leap. Last October, Fast Company broke news about a stealth startup named Magic Leap that had raised $542 million in a round of financing led by Google.
Names attached ranged from the mobile hardware makers at Qualcomm to the special effects studio Weta. But what the heck were they building? Augmented reality (AR) glasses were our best guess. Now, Magic Leap has begun filing patents, which give us a much better look at their plans. Google Glass: Artificial Unconscious? : Neuroskeptic. Google Glass is cool.
But could it be philosophically dangerous? 60 years ago, Ludwig Wittgenstein famously wrote : Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense. Goggles. Face.com Brings Facial Recognition to the Masses, Now with Age Detection: Interview With CEO. 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. How to camouflage yourself from facial recognition technology. 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? Glass - Home. Watson.