"co-founded by a PhD candidate on leave from Columbia University, a former Microsoft engineer, and someone from Beijing’s Tsinghua University"
In any case it was only a matter of time before it came out of pandora's box.
Face recognition is one of the most human traits. Making it into software humanises anything that that uses it.
What about that awkward situation where you forget someone's name?
Building on that, auto linking twitter/linkedin profiles with people at networking events or conferences
Auto attendance monitoring at school/work?
Indexing TV shows/movies/online videos by who was on the screen at any given time?
Retail analytics, to track who keeps coming back to look at the same thing every day?
Automatic scene extraction for action cams, where it scan hours of footage from multiple cameras for scenes with the same person?
"best scene" generation for videos, where it software synthesizes new video scenes from footage of multiple people and stitches together new scenes.
I could keep editing this comment and thinking up new ideas for hours. Face recognition has to be one of the most exciting pieces of technology available.
US: the lost generation
talk about role reversal...