Thursday, May 31, 2007

Google Knows Your Face...?

Google has added another powerful AI tool to their search arsenal, this time in facial recognition. By adding the argument "&imgtype=face" into the URL of a Google Image Search, results can be filtered to provide only faces related to the search string. It seems to be pretty accurate, excluding most non-facial images, and capturing many cartoon faces along with results where the face is only a small portion of the image.

Maybe if they mash this up with their new Street View in Maps, they can start identifying people outside of strip clubs...

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