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A new prototype application from the Swedish firm The Astonishing Tribe can auto-discover social-networking information about someone based on nothing more than a mobile phone photo.
Riya is launching its next product, Like.com, a visual catalog and search tool for consumer goods.
It's a tough nut to crack, but the system being worked up by Google researchers aims to sort out images by means of visual cues rather than by associated text.
Riya enters private beta
Riya's Web-based service involves photo search. But that oversimplifies what could be one of the coolest--or scariest--innovations to come along in some time.
Face recognition technology built into cameras could make it easier to organize and find photos, once the computational challenges are solved.
Does Like.com "visual image search" increase the likelihood of shoppers being paired with what they will buy, or is it simply another cool-but-useless application?
Polar Rose inches towards useful face recognition with the release of a beta that lets users tag photos online.
How to hack your search URL to get Google to pick out pictures with people in them.