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July 2, 2010

Facebook Beta Testing Face Recognition Software

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Face RecognitionTagging people is a great way to keep your friends connected to your Facebook photos, unfortunately it can also be a tedious process, a process Facebook is hoping to easily streamline by implementing face detection software.

Testing of the new technology has begun today with a select group of users.

If you’re unfamiliar with the current system you must upload a photo, click on each persons face, tag that person and then move onto the next photo. Obviously going back and tagging large photo albums can be a tedious process.

To solve the tedium of face detection the new program now determines each face and says “Whose face is this?” at which point the user just types in the persons name. read more

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