Start-up Face.com is a pioneer in face recognition software.
Despite attempts by Facebook to identify itself with the word “face“, the Face.com start-up maintains established IP attorney John Berryhill as the attorney in trust for the domain name.
Face.com just announced yet another improvement of its software app, which will blow everyone’s mind off: age recognition.
The feature is not 100% accurate but it can “guesstimate” with high enough accuracy – depending on the clarity of a person’s face picture – their age!
According to the Face.com blog:
“The uses of this capability are nearly limitless, from parental control applications (restricting or enabling age-limited functionality based on the visitor’s age) to potential real-world targeted advertising based on detected age range of a consumer. Of course, as is always the case with Face.com technology, user privacy is key and controls have been engineered into the code. No identifiable information is accessible to developers via age recognition or any other part of our API – developers will only be able to estimate an age and build applications around that estimation.”
You can read the full age detection announcement at Face.com.