With all the recent hubbub about patents, it’s only fitting the Mountain View giant is in the news as it recently achieved a big goal. Google recently won a face-to-unlock patent which is likely to allow multiple users share one “computing device”. In theory, it works in a simple way too.
My requirement is to implement Face Recognition for authenticating the user. When I made research online, I came across JavaCV as a possible library.
But I am also curious to know how face unlock works in Icecream Sandwich if any api's are available for developers?
A company that has acquired 100% of the ownership of a patent for an off-site transcription system – United States Patent 6,298,326 — in order to, in its words, “effectively administer certain patents for technology”, says it will be seeking residual royalties from Apple, for its Siri voice assistant, and Google, for the Voice Recognition technology in its Android 4.1 relea
As reported earlier today, Google has surpassed Microsoft to take over the number two spot on the largest technology firm list as measured by market cap. Part of Google’s success can be attributed to their diverse portfolio of products and services.
As much as I love Android, I’ve always felt the face unlock feature that was introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich is more of a gimmick than anything. While it’s cool to show off to non-Android users, it isn’t practical and can be bypassed rather easily if one were to try.