Facial recognition software

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by bnwchbammer, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. bnwchbammer

    bnwchbammer GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 4, 2009
    United States
    So my friend was telling a story of how he was on chat roulette at some point in time and he was talking and these people did not know him but they said his name and signed off.
    Or nexted.
    So I'm thinking they used a facial recognition search engine or something, but does something that accurate exist that it can take a screen shot of someone's face and find it on, say facebook?
    I know of tineye, but is there something else?
    Not that I'd be creeping on people, but that seems like it'd be fun to know their name and freak em out.
  2. DunkrWunkah

    DunkrWunkah GBAtemp's Official Dunkr

    Nov 21, 2008
    United States
    This is news to me! How would the software recognize your face unless it is somehow linked to some information in their database? That's a little scary if it does work.
  3. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Nov 3, 2002
    United States
    Your friend was probably wearing a name tag, had something in the background, etc. Definitely no facial recognition technology in existence that can instantaneously search through every Facebook photo for his.
  4. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    you will be suprised whats out there, very suprised.
  5. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Nov 3, 2002
    United States
    No, I wouldn't. There exists no technology (or hardware powerful enough) to do a facial recognition/image analysis of hundreds of millions of Facebook photos in seconds. Especially not something that would be:
    1) On the Internet
    2) Being used to do chat roulette
  6. Snorlax


    Apr 26, 2008
    I beg to differ.
    I really, beg to differ.
  7. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    IP geolocation (despite stuff like http://xkcd.com/713/ it does work well some of the time) combined with a more common search (assuming the same state it is not like population density is all that and narrowing by age and other options) is far more likely.
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