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Face recognition tool to help find missing children

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:11

A new facial recognition computer tool can help a missing child meet his/her parents by rapidly and accurately matching pictures with their biological parents.

Bad at recognising faces? Blame your genes

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 18:16

The ability to recognise faces is a distinct human skill, separate from a general ability to recognise objects, and can be inherited, a new study has found.

Humans can only spot two faces in a crowd

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 17:58

People can only recognise two faces in a crowd at a time - even if the faces belong to famous people, according to a new study.

New algorithm can outsmart humans in recognising faces

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 15:53

Researchers have developed a new algorithm that has for the first time allowed a computer to outperform humans when attempting to distinguish between faces.

Facebook working on `almost human` tech to recognize faces

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:52

Facebook is reportedly working on a facial recognition technology that is touted to be nearing human-level precision.

Soon, gesture recognition system sans batteries to control electronic devices

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:14

Researchers including an Indian origin have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements.

China firm awaits ruling in Apple Siri lawsuit

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 14:51

Siri, which responds to a user`s commands through voice recognition software, made its formal debut with the release of the iPhone 4S in 2011.

New Google Glass app scans stranger`s face with just a glance

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:27

A new app for Google`s wearable computing device, Glass, reportedly scans and identifies strangers using facial recognition technology.

Soon, flying emails, floating mid-air chats

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 16:56

Enter this room to hear out emails, listen to your latest tweet or have a `floating` chat with your friend on facebook - all by placing sound in the room exactly where you want it to be!

Ministry forms panel to codify discovery-recognition norms

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 15:39

Amid disputes over recognition of oil and gas finds, the Oil Ministry has formed a panel headed by the Director General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) to codify globally recognised industry practices for adoption in India.

New FaceCrypt app uses face-recognition technology for accessing passwords

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:56

A new password app has been reportedly developed that uses face-recognition technology to let users manage their multiple passwords easily.

Artificial intelligence robot that can `do everything` developed

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 17:40

Engineers have developed a new artificial intelligence robot which they claim can "do everything" on a computer without the user lifting a finger.