Picasa to Implement Facial Recognition Software?

Picasa Gets Smart With Facial Recognition The Inquisitr has a post out saying that at noon today Google’s Picasa is going to introduce facial recognition technology and a new downloadable Picasa photo editing program beta.

It will be interesting to see how accurate the facial recognition software Google is introducing works. I tried Riya’s a few years back and it was awful. It simply could not do what it professed to do. I’d be very surprised if Google’s technology is much better. I still think we are a long way off from accurate facial recognition software.

More details from Stephen Shankland over at Webware.

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  1. ilya says:

    Hello privacy, goodbye privacy… Youtube is next on way :-)

  2. Jake says:

    Here’s the problem with “facial recognition” technology– that’s not how it works. We recognize people by faces, but also by context. Where was the photo taken? When was it taken? Who is standing next to them? What are they wearing?

    While I can recognize hundreds of people without any of those clues, I can recognize tens of thousands with them. Until the software starts taking into account all of that, the technology will work poorly.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Remember Riya, that promised the same thing? And in the end you had to tag every single person by hand. It could sometimes recognise a face as a face but naming them? Not a hope.