Lambda Labs Facial Recognition Beginnings. An early-stage startup in San Francisco is making a facial recognition API that will be available to Google Glass app developers.
This is a new technology that has not been fully tested yet. There was an investigation into this matter by Congress.
Launching of Lambda Labs Facial Recognition
The startup’s new facial recognition API has been doing very well. It is being used by 1,000 developers and is growing 15% a month with over 5 million API calls per month. The company has also been cash-flow positive since November.
Applied to Glass, this technology will let people do many things. People can remember a face better with it. Friends can also find each other in a crowd. They might be able to find someone at an event that they are interested in networking with. The contact book would get smarter too, so it could match people up based on their interests.
Google’s Mirror API can’t recognize people in real-time. The way it works is that you first need to take a picture then send it to the developer. Then, they will tell you if it is someone they know, and then you can see them through your glasses.
If you take a photo from Glass and send it to the Internet, it will take at least several seconds for the people to see it. The Glass software development kit might make this happen faster.
A question of privacy
There is nothing in the Google Glass Terms of Service that says Google can’t change it. There might be a risk that they make changes to stop people from doing this. We are not sure how they will react. This is the only face recognition toolkit for Glass, so we do not know how they will react.
The privacy caucus that he is talking about deals with the Congressional inquiry from earlier this month. Eight members of Congress asked questions about Glass and the privacy policies they have.
A group of people led by Joe Barton wanted to know if Glass will take data about people without their permission. They also wanted to know whether Google would think about privacy first before approving apps.
One person asked if Glass would support facial recognition. Steve Lee, who is a director of product management for Glass, has already answered this question.
The person said to The New York Times, “We have said that we won’t add new face recognition features to our services unless we have strong privacy protections in place.”
In 2011, there were reports that Google was developing a mobile app. This app would allow people to take pictures of other people’s faces and then find out information about them.
In Google Photos, you can use your face to look for pictures. You can do this when you have a computer or phone. This is called face recognition. This makes it easy to find pictures and videos of you. The company’s documentation explains this technology.