Thursday 20 October 2016

Google building smartphones with in-built facial recognition technology

Emma Clark

Published 28/01/2016 | 11:32


Google is reportedly developing smartphones with built-in facial recognition technology, which means they won't have to communicate with data centres.

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Google is reportedly working on smartphones that feature in-built facial recognition technology, which would mean that they don't need to communicate with remote data centres over the web.

A report from The Journal states that Google is looking at a number of different applications for such phones that can identify faces and objects in real time, including “identifying people to authorize transactions, aiding blind people and translating signs.”

Google is working in association with Movidious on these smartphones. And apparently we may not have to wait too long for them to become a reality. Movidius Chief Executive Remi El-Ouazzane says that these smartphones will be here in the "not too distant future."

We may see this technology featured in the Nexus phones coming later this year or perhaps in 2017.

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