Lambda Labs readying Google Glass face-recognition API

Based on its face-rec API released last year, Lambda Labs’ Google Glass Face Recognition API could help you recognize people who are less famous than Tiger Woods.

(Credit: Lambda Labs)

Amid questions to Google from Congress about privacy concerns related to Google Glass, a San Francisco startup is preparing an API to recognize faces with the controversial gadget.

The Google Glass Face Recognition API (application programming interface) from Lambda Labs will be available to developers within a week, TechCrunch tells us, quoting co-founder Stephen Balaban.

Lambda Labs released its open-source Face API last year, and it’s apparently being used by 1,000 developers including large companies.

The Glass app would be based on that. It would let users recognize faces in a crowd as well as remember faces by storing data from personal encounters. That’s great if you’re terrible with names and faces — not so great if you care about privacy.

Beyond being a mnemonic tool, the app could show you who shares your interests. By looking up people’s faces at a gathe… [Read more]

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