Computer scientists Paul Viola and Michael Jones triggered a revolution in the field of computer face detection in 2001. Their breakthrough was an algorithm that could spot faces in an image in real time, the so-called Viola-Jones algorithm was so fast and simple that it was soon built into standard point and shoot cameras. Continue reading… “Face detection algorithm about to revolutionize image search”
Set this eight-megapixel camera to “Smile Shot,” and the shutter won’t click until someone grins. Face-detection software finds jawlines and watches for the change in contrast-light teeth against a darker mouth-that indicates a smile.