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Google’s Face-Scanning Smartphone

Google’s Face-Scanning Smartphone

Rumour has it, Google is working on incorporating facial recognition software directly into the hardware of their smartphones – meaning relying on communicating with remote data centers over the web will not be necessary.

Alongside predictable uses such as security and device unlocking, reports say Google sees a wide range of potential applications for the new facial scanning technology, including

“identifying people to authorise transactions, aiding blind people and translating signs.”

Google’s Face-Scanning Smartphone

Teaming up with Movidious, the same company that previously assisted Google with their Project Tango 3D Mapping initiative, the Chief Executive Remi El-Ouazzane has suggested that this technology will be incorporated into Google smartphones in the “not-too distant future”. So you could see facial recognition technology featured in Google’s new Nexus products, which will be released later on this year…