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New Android App Can Recognize Faces

Swedish software technology and design company TAT just announced that it has developed an augmented-reality app for the Android platform that can recognize a person’s face, and then find that person’s associated social networking sites, web services, and contact information. The app has been named Recognizr and uses the photo-tagging software Polar Rose.

Using the app is quite simple: open up the app, hit “Recognize,” point your Android-running mobile device’s camera at the face of the person you want to look up, and Recognizr will use 3D facial recognition software to match their face with their Recognizr profile.
Once the person is recognized, the app will pull up their associated online profiles — including Flickr, Youtube, Skype, and Facebook accounts — and can even pull off contact information if the user has chosen to associate this with their Recognizr account. When pulling up profiles, Recognizr thoughtfully takes the position of the person’s head into account — and floats icons around their face accordingly.
However, the app can only dig up information on people who have set up Recognizr accounts.

Source: PC World.

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