By Vamien McKalin | May 29, 2013 05:30 PM EDT
Could Google Glass get any creepier than it is already? It is possible if facial recognition feature makes its way to this wearable computing device.
For those who fear the rise of the Glassholes, ought to be aware that a team based in San Francisco is working to bring facial recognition to Glass via an app. What does this mean? Well, Glass will soon be able to recognize individual faces, which could trigger serious privacy concerns.
The current version of the Lamda Labs makes users take an image and tag them with information of who is in the image. The app also have the ability to compare photos with others photos previously uploaded. The biggest concern is the fact that this app could feature real-time facial recognition in the future, which could really make things sticky for those on the wrong end of a creepy Glasshole on a night out.
According to the Telegraph UK, Lamda Labs "already makes software that allows the recognition of faces in digital photographs, and claims it is in use by 1,000 developers whose work generates 5million attempts at recognition per month."
With the extensive experience Lamda Labs have in facial recognition, it wouldn't be too surprising if this app turns out to be more solid and accurate than users might have anticipated. It would be interesting to see how Google reacts to this revelation and if the company will put a stop to this before it spirals out of control.
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