What happens when you point your iPhone, mobile phone or any new camera at a group of people and get their Facebook and Twitter IDs, their last status updates and other goodies – all from the fact the camera does facial recognition?

Viewdle – Photo and Video Face Tagging from Viewdle on Vimeo.

If you can’t play the video due to access or being at work, here’s some images for you to ponder

Facial recognition and pulling in status updates is live to the mobile phone camera, NOT on the computer!

This is what I was talking about in this post on privacy and facebook facial tagging and recognition

One of the conference speakers @AlexKilpatrick talked about small and large audiences. This is how I interpret it:

  1. One to one – you stick your face in a webcam and the system recognises you. Facial recognition for secure access. Useful.
  2. One to few – upload a photo and the system identifies the inhabitants of the photo or video from your Facebook friends’ faces. It doesn’t check all 600 million members, just your list. You can’t go stalking with this version of facial recognition
  3. One to Many – governments use satellites to scan the whole of Pakistan and spot Osama shopping at the local mall. Their system scans billions of people in their database and have billions to the magnitude of whatever of photos of those people. Scary but for “society’s good”!!!

This also works with fingerprint recognition.

I’m live blogging from the Augmented Reality Event conference in Santa Clara the Viewdle application so that’s all for now folks!