Google making app that would identify people's faces

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Google making app that would identify people's faces.

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    Just communicate with the person to learn more about him/her, instead of stalking their identity.
     
  4. Carver

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    I would like to suggest that Google keep the Facial Recognition App away from the TSA and the full Body scanners, the software could be modified and cause more problems (law suites) or am I being paranoid.
     
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    The TSA already has facial recognition, and has for years.
     
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    The point is to put a face.....well a body to the rest of our info/file/DNA (to complete the package, no pun intend). They have facial recognition software that is used to scan at sporting events, concerts or large crowd for known terrorists.
     
  7. Vanya

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    To my knowledge, the similar facial recognition algorithm is already incorporated in their Picasa product. So that app will be just a new application for their developments.
     
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    Who would check what box?

    "In order to be identified by the software, people would have to check a box agreeing to give Google permission to access their pictures and profile information, said Hartmut Neven, the Google engineering director for image-recognition development."
     
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