Polar Rose is not content to have its face recognition technology confined to a Firefox plugin. The company has announced its plans to make its service more publicly available, according to Reuters.
If you’re not familiar with Polar Rose, here’s the 411:
Polar Rose’s technology scans the image itself and converts the data from two-dimensional (2D) images into 3D models. These skeletal models can be rendered into so-called "faceprints", which are then stored and indexed…The firm says its technology can pick out faces in the swelling crowd of images on the Internet, thereby making digital photos indexable just like text documents.
Now the race is on between Polar Rose and Google–who acquired similar technology when it bought Neven Vision back in August of 2006–to see who can keep up with Joan Rivers plastic surgery.