About Ian Koskela

Ian Koskela is the CEO of Face Data, Inc., a company devoted to the responsible exploration & application of facial recognition technology & data, & the creator of Face Guardian, helping individuals monitor the usage of their image online. Contact Ian at ian@facedata.com.

2014 Year in Review: Top 5 Applications of Facial Recognition

This is a guest post by Ian Koskela, CEO of Face Data, Inc. Facial recognition is not necessarily a new technology – some of the technology’s earliest roots date back to the mid ’60s, when a trio of scientists created the first system for automated facial recognition. Despite its age, the technology has seen explosive interest in the last decade, and recent projections have the facial recognition market valued at $2.19 billion by 2019. In 2014, countless apps, services and