Over the past few years, the technology of facial recognition has come a long way and has widely been used in security systems just as fingerprints and eye recognition. Now, Google has taken it upon itself to make this facial recognition a core part of its smartphones, this facial recognition technology will be built into their hardware and won’t have to depend on communicating with remote data centers over the web.
Google in joint effort with Movidius, a company which had worked previously with it on the Project Tango 3D Initiative (Project Tango brings Motion Tracking, Depth Perception, and Area Learning to mobile devices), will develop this new experimental smartphones. Google is already considering adding some applications that can identify faces and objects in real time, like; identifying individuals to authorize transactions, translating signs and yes aiding blind owners. This is something exciting
smartphones using this technology aren’t things that would come out way off at some later date, but in the not-too-distant future.
Movidius Chief Excercutive Remi El-Ouazzane.
as a matter of fact, this could mean that this new technology will be seen in either this year’s new Nexus devices or Nexus devices which would be launched next year. So people, we know that this is something worth keeping an eye out for right?
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