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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:09 PM
Found this on PoPSci...

The next creepy step in facial recognition comes from little bit of software that purports to not only identify you with a photo of your face, but also deduce your age, gender, and mood. We'd be more creeped out if it wasn't sort of...not accurate. The above photo of Pop Photo's Dan Bracaglia, a 24-year-old who we'd describe as "smiling sardonically," was identified as a non-smiling 33-year-old man in a "happy" mood. Try it for yourself here.

Call me paranoid, but I think I will pass on the "Try it for yourself here" offer. My underlying paranoia buzzer suggests this would be a pretty nifty way to build quite a facial database, even more, if this website gets to the viral level via retweets, likes, and any other social upping available. I can imagine that people would want to try perhaps a few different facial settings as it were thus increasing different facial characteristics of any one individual.

The part of the article where they mention being "not accurate" therefore not so creepy isn't convincing to me, whereby the true accurateness could be getting unknowingly stored in a database and what is actually being reported to the user in the pretty little pop-up box appears to be rather inaccurate so as to merely quell any creeped-out-ness that may ensue with said subject.

Cynical view I know, but hey, one can never discount one possibility over another, or one shouldn't anyway. I for one, think it's Super Creepy accurate or not!

PopSci Article

ETA: From the "About" section:

With billions of photos processed each month, and 10's of millions faces recognized to date, is operating the largest face recognition platform on the cloud. We're extending our services to the developers community to make it easy to integrate with your services.

edit on 3/31/2012 by UberL33t because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:12 PM
Im not going anywhere near that site.

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:30 PM
And the pictures? Into the underground data storage facilities they go.

TSA, FBI, DHS, CIA, and all those other alphabet agencies...Gotcha!

No Thanks.


posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 05:01 PM
So if they want to terminate someone should their fascism take off even more and martial laws come into play, they have only to put these face recognition into the Drone's data base????

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 05:05 PM
Interesting, from's Terms of Service

3. Adhere to Best Practices
Illegal Use: You shall not use the APIs Use in any manner or for any purpose that violates either the Israeli or Your local law or regulation, any right of any person, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights of personality, or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms of Use;

Bold emphasis added by me.

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 05:27 PM
You can try it with other peoples pictures.

Seems to work pretty good..

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:40 PM
That is disturbing to me..... I wouldn't try it if I were PAID to. I swear, pretty soon we will have no privacy whatsoever.

posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:43 PM

anyone dumb enough to try it just gave away sensitive data that any gun happy agency would love to get their hands on should you ever break THEIR law.

lol@obama's gender being reptile

posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:47 PM
No one cares about your pictures.. Stop watching so much TV and go get some fresh air..

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