I have been using Google’s Picasa Web Albums to store my gigabytes of photos for quite awhile now. However, it was not until last week that I tried Picasa Web Album’s face recognition feature – not expecting much to be frank. However, when I went back to look at the results this week, I was very surprised at the accuracy of the face recognition! Google picked up faces of different ages, in a wide range of lighting conditions, and in a wide range of photo qualities. Truely amazing stuff. If this is the level of sophistication of publicly available face recognition technology, I can only imagine what the technology looks like that the security agencies are now using.