Face detection algorithm about to revolutionize image search

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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”

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Data mining shows global link between wealth and corruption

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A question that social scientists and economists have long puzzled over, how corruption arises in different cultures and why it is more prevalent in some countries than others.  But finding correlations between corruption and other measures of economic or social activity has always been difficult. Continue reading… “Data mining shows global link between wealth and corruption”

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