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Kairos , a startup that launched earlier this year out of the Spring 2012 class of the NewMe Accelerator , has landed $500,000 in seed funding from a group of angel backers. The money will be put toward launching Kairos’ flagship app TimeClock , which launches in beta today. TimeClock uses facial recognition technology to identify employees paid on an hourly basis when they clock in on the job.
By EDW Lynch on August 10, 2012
Microsoft's system picks up the complex nuances of an actor's facial expressions. Image: Microsoft Research
Google’s Hangouts recognize people, even if they are just a photo. Google is attempting to teach computers to recognize human faces without telling the computing algorithms which faces are human. It’s a machine-learning problem made for this era of unstructured data and easy access to large compute clusters.
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A new Apple patent application concerning face-recognition technology suggests an interesting security update for iOS.