The first facial recognition project for Google Glass was started, the project was announced earlier this week by Lambda Labs. Writing on its official Project Glass Google+ page, Google explained that because of privacy concerns it will not be approving Glassware (apps for Glass) that take advantage of facial recognition technology.
Here is the full statement of Google
Glass and Facial Recognition
When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this technology ahead of a broader consumer launch. We’ve been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass. As Google has said for several years, we won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place. With that in mind, we won’t be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time.
We’ve learned a lot from you in just a few weeks and we’ll continue to learn more as we update the software and evolve our policies in the weeks and months ahead.
Google, however, has just come out and said that facial recognition apps will not be allowed on Google Glass, at least for now. Google said that it will not approve any apps for Glass that has facial recognition features, though the company didn’t necessarily say it wouldn’t in the future at some point. One of the biggest struggles it is fighting with Glass currently is concerns over privacy
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