Friday, June 21, 2013
Facial recognition of celebrities with Google Glass and Google+
This happened to us on Times Square (NY) in 2011 with the world famous actor Hugh Jackman who suddenly stepped out of a car and was followed by a string of photographers and a lot of tourists who couldn’t believe their eyes and wanted to take a picture quickly.
When my girlfriend and I finally realized what was going on and who he was I could take a few snapshots before he was gone again.
It took a me a couple of seconds before I recounted the movies I had seen him in and was sorry that I could not share it with my friends on Facebook right away because the photos were taken with a separate digital camera.
This could become a new form of 'signature hunting’: both the signature as well as photo and/or video of the meeting can immediately be shared with your friends via Google Glass. The celebrity’s picture can be tagged and as a result appear automatically on his or her fan page.