September 11, 2014 -
FacialNetwork announced it has released the second demo video of its facial recognition search engine NameTag on Google Glass.
FacialNetwork developed NameTag for mobile devices that can rapidly scan a photo against millions of public domain images.
The demo shows NameTag on Google Glass quickly scanning 20 faces and leading to the correct match results for each person in real time.
FacialNetwork CEO Kevin Alan Tussy said that the company is now able to get match results back in under one second, which is remarkable when considering that just a few months ago it could take up to 10 seconds in some cases.
“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,” said Tussy. “We are now preparing the platform for a large-scale user base. 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.”
SalesForce recently announced it partnered with FacialNetwork to develop HospitalityID, a facial recognition app for wearable and mobile devices for use in hotels, airlines and entertainment venues.