September 19, 2014
Last week the Downtown Las Vegas-based FacialNetwork released the second demo video of their NameTag Google Glass Beta App via YouTube. NameTag is a facial recognition search engine developed specifically for mobile devices that can scan a photo against millions of publicly sourced images in seconds.
It’s almost like something out of a sci-fi movie, and the demo video shows NameTag on Google Glass scanning 20 faces and returning the correct match for each individual in real time.
“We can now get match results back in under 1 second, when just a few months ago searches took upwards of 10 seconds in some cases,” says Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FacialNetwork. “We’ve been working very hard to finish building our facial recognition compute cloud for mobile and wearable devices and I think this NameTag demo shows just how far our technology has come.”
SalesForce recently announced a partnership with FacialNetwork, and the two companies have agreed to co-develop HospitalityID, a facial recognition app for wearable and mobile devices for use in hotels, airlines, and entertainment venues. Further, in an effort to expand to a larger user base, FacialNetwork announced the Facial Recognition Enterprise App Suite, which allows for facial recognition in apps, wearable, smartphones, and tablets.
“This level of seamless integration of cloud facial recognition has never been seen on any consumer device, let alone a wearable, and we plan to release a second beta version of the NameTag app to Google Glass explorers so they can try it first-hand very soon,” says Tussy.
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