Lambda Labs readying Google Glass face-recognition API
(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.
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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