Face Recognition Technology Has Made Great Progress!

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.


One thought on “Face Recognition Technology Has Made Great Progress!

  1. Joanna

    Doing my research, I just find one great book about Face recognition which inspire some future ideas by identifying potential research directions.
    The book consists of 28 chapters, each focusing on a certain aspect of the problem.
    This book will serve as a handbook for students, researchers and practitioners in the area of automatic (computer) face recognition.
    The chapters in this book are sorted alphabetically, according to the first author’s surname.
    They should give the reader a general idea where the current research efforts are heading, both within the face recognition area itself and in interdisciplinary approaches.
    This is the link : http://www.intechopen.com/books/show/title/face_recognition
    Book is free to download of course.
    Hope you will enjoy it.

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