G oogle unveils social facial recognition technologies on Thursday, introducing Find My Face, a tagging suggestion tool for its Google+ social network. It is design to scan photos from users and their friends to find recognizable faces. Much like Facebook’s Photo Tag Suggest, the feature then suggests name tags by matching the faces with users’ profile photos or other tagged pictures on the site.
According to Matt Steiner, Engineering Lead on the Google+ Photos team.
Around the holidays, many of us get together with friends and family, and if you’re like me, you take lots of photos! Tagging those photos can be a lot of work. So today we’re launching Find My Face, an easier way to tag photos of yourself and your friends.
By turning on Find My Face, Google+ can prompt people you know to tag your face when it appears in photos. Of course, you have control over which tags you accept or reject, and you can turn the feature on or off in Google+ settings. (https://plus.google.com/settings/plus)
Find My Face will be rolling out over the next few days. We hope this makes tagging your photos much easier, so try it out! And as always, keep the feedback coming.