Google Faces

Christian Loclair, Jul 01, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I've talked about perception (and knowledge) as pattern recognition quite a bit over the years, and used the example of the 'Face on Mars' more often than I can count. But this project takes the concept to the next level: it employs a face-dfetection algorithm to recognize patterns of faces in Google Maps satellite version (aka Google Earth). I wish it told me more about the algorithm that is used (the face tracking library written by Jason Saragih), but the article while long on examples (and they're great examples) is short on explanation. Via Strange Maps.

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