Now there is the technology that allows you to name in just seconds. Blippar, a company that develops tools augmented reality, just add facial recognition application for mobile phones.
So far, the system created by Blippar you provided information on all kinds of objects when focus with the camera on your smartphone. For example, identifying famous paintings or showing you advertising material of a product.
But now this application will also be able to recognize people in real life or from photos or videos. How is it possible?
Blippar co-founder Omar Tayeb gave a demonstration pointing the app photographs from a magazine in which appeared Michael Fassbender and Hillary Clinton, and later in a television interview with Boris Johnson, UK chancellor and promoter of Brexit.
In each case, the application recognized the faces and gave information about them: their social networking profiles and biographies of Wikipedia.
Tayeb explained that Blippar had over 70,000 “public figures” recognizable by the application.And I was quite surprised when I focused with the phone and turned out to be one myself.Soon there will be more, because users can “load” their own faces in the application.
And here it is when some begin to feel uncomfortable.Are you attracted to the idea that a stranger approaches you on the street and be able to “scan” your face and find out more about you?
In Russia, an application that combined a neural network with facial recognition software analyzing social networking profiles and linked to names and photos.And, at one time, it was used to identify a woman who appeared in pornographic films.
However, Tayeb said that took into account the issue of privacy when creating the application.”It is a completely optional service, the user has complete control over what shows and has the ability to turn it off at any time,” he explains.
Anyone who does not want your face to be stored on servers, including those 70,000 Blippar “public figures” – can ask to be removed.But what if a malicious friend decides to take a photo and publish it in the database?
Tayeb says the process to create a profile implies that you take moving pictures of your own face and ensures that the system is sophisticated enough to recognize if someone tries to register someone.You blippar think you are creating a new form of communication sockets in one of the most characteristic and unique things we possess: our face.
“It’s a social tool that people can have fun,” says Tayeb.I am not clear why people could find something so striking facial recognition, but as I get older I guess if my contact lenses could tell me exactly who I talk to, it would be quite useful.Of course, Blippar technology is impressive.
But an era in which every move we make is recorded by surveillance cameras, the idea that a smartphone lenses can examine our faces wherever we go may not be so welcome.