Category Archives: Cool stuff

What if Facebook could auto-tag uploaded photos?

Facebook could become the ultimate platform for training facial recognition systems. Almost every photo uploaded to the site is of someone. The first thing that you do is to tag the people in the photo, creating a link between the photo and the related person.

But what would happen if the tagging process worked in conjunction with facial recognition technology? Every time a person was tagged in an image you could help the system learn what that person looks like. Eventually the system could become “smart” enough to recognise people on its own.

Auto-tagging photos – it’s the way forward, and you heard it here first!

Researchers put circuits on contact lenses, freak out rabbits

Engadget have been writing that researchers have discovered a way to embed electrical circuits including lights and logic into contact lenses. This sounds pretty cool to me and I think it would be great to have a head-up display as you walk around. It could tell you where you are, the time, how to get somewhere, information about the person you are talking to (good for business meetings where I can never remember a persons name)  or even allow you to watch TV.

I wonder if Specsavers will be selling them.