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Google Funds “Fashion Recognition” Research

PERSONAL PRIVACY

March 11, 2013

In late February, Google announced the funding of some 102 research projects focused on a variety of fields, from economics to policy standards and privacy. One such project, reports InformationWeek, is InSight, which could work with Google Glass and other mobile platforms to identify individuals “by their visual fingerprint, calculated through assessments of clothing colors, body structure and motion patterns.” The technology could offer an alternative to facial recognition and could be a temporary way, researchers say, to make oneself identifiable in a crowd.
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