Real-time facial recognition at the KLiK of a button

start-up-idea-klikPointing out friends on Facebook just got a little easier with KLiK, an iPhone app that performs real-time facial recognition to identify and tag them in photos.

 

To start with, KLiK relies on a connection to Facebook.

 

Gil Hirsch is the chief executive of facial recognition technology platform Face.com, which launched the app. Hirsch points out that users can’t just point it at a stranger and make it work.

 

However, KLiK will allow users to teach it who someone is by pointing the camera at them and manually entering their name.

 

The app mimics a built-in function on Samsung Galaxy’s S3.

 

“The magic of real-time face recognition has been a dream since we started this company. Developing KLiK has proven that mobile real-time recognition is possible,” Hirsch says.

 

“[KLiK] not only adds value to the experience of taking and sharing photos, it also adds an element that’s almost science faction – only this is real life, and in the palm of your hand.”

 

Are there other ways in which you can add value to the experience of taking and sharing photos?

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