Face Detection in iOS 5

9to5Mac has reported that face detection will be in the iOS 5, Apple’s iDevice OS set to be released later this year.

Apple acquired the Sweedish company Polar Rose in 2010 and 9to5Mac says that they have found API controls available for developers such as leftEyePosition, rightEyePosition, mouthPosition. They don’t suspect Apple will make their own app for face detection.

Here are two quick videos of Recognizr:

I like how one of these videos shows a presentation in progress and one of the young woman in the audience doesn’t look that interested. Maybe she just tweeted, “I can’t stand this guy presenting his idea,” and all you would need to do is point a camera at her face and see her tweet. I wonder how many people are going to be comfortable knowing information about their face could be available online. Would you?

[9to5Mac via Mashable]

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  • Antonino Urbano

    I’m fine with this sort of thing… I think it leads us to lead more open and honest lives and pushes society to be ever more accepting.
    That said, there are some scary police-state implications which hopefully can be used intelligently as people naturally create taboos about what’s right and wrong with this technology. (Of course, this takes years, but overall I’m optimistic.)

  • Antonino Urbano

    I’m fine with this sort of thing… I think it leads us to lead more open and honest lives and pushes society to be ever more accepting.
    That said, there are some scary police-state implications which hopefully can be used intelligently as people naturally create taboos about what’s right and wrong with this technology. (Of course, this takes years, but overall I’m optimistic.)

  • Antonino Urbano

    I’m fine with this sort of thing… I think it leads us to lead more open and honest lives and pushes society to be ever more accepting.
    That said, there are some scary police-state implications which hopefully can be used intelligently as people naturally create taboos about what’s right and wrong with this technology. (Of course, this takes years, but overall I’m optimistic.)

  • Camerashy

    Creepy

  • Camerashy

    Creepy

  • Camerashy

    Creepy

  • Camerashy

    Creepy

  • Camerashy

    Creepy

  • Kirk

    Lol I honestly find this pretty creepy myself. Soooo no thanks don’t want someone waving their iPhone at me taking pics lol.

  • Kirk

    Lol I honestly find this pretty creepy myself. Soooo no thanks don’t want someone waving their iPhone at me taking pics lol.