Facial recognition coming soon to Google Glass

Google Glass Facial Recognition App

Anyone who already thinks Google Glass is “creepy” will certainly not be pleased to learn that Google’s digital headset may soon have the ability to recognize and identify individuals’ faces. The Telegraph reports that San Francisco-based company Lamda Labs has created a facial recognition application for Google Glass that will be available to Glass developers sometime over the next few days. The development of facial recognition features is particularly important with Glass because Google made a point of not including such technology in its first build of the device’s software, although it never forbade developers from creating their own facial recognition apps. The Telegraph says that initially the software “forces users take photographs, tag them with information on who is in them and then compare any subsequent photographs taken to those previously uploaded” while adding that future versions “may allow real-time recognition of faces.”

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