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Future Android phones may have on-device facial recognition

January 28, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Google has announced a partnership with chip maker Movidius in a bid to bring better image recognition to our smartphones. The pair are working on placing a Movidius MA2450 chip inside Android phones so it can identify things like the user’s face or street signs, without any need to upload an image. Movidius specializes in machine vision technology and has worked with Google in the past on Project Tango to help phones map the real world in 3D. Speaking about the partnership, Blaise Agϋera y Arcas, Google’s head of machine intelligence, said: By working with Movidius, we’re able to expand…

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