The Consumerisation of facial recognition: excitement and dread

This isn’t particularly new and Viewdle have some fancier videos on their Website. But I think its better to actually see a live demo of it in action.

Viewdle is all about building “interesting [social networking] applications based on who is standing in front of the camera”. Or if we distill it further – its the consumerisation of facial recognition. This idea is likely to create mixed feelings of excitement and dread.

So far these interesting applications include apps for Facebook to auto-tag your ‘friends’ and an AR role playing game is coming:

Use your camera to recognize enemies and find real-world items. The battle is nearing!

Hmm… Personally I’d like to see what we would get if they opened it up to the hacking community.

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