A new face recognition app designed for Google Glass would let you scan someone’s face and match it to their social media and dating profiles.
NameTag would send a photo to their servers, which would scan it through millions of records and return a name, photos and social media profiles.
The Las Vegas-based app has been designed for iOS, Android and Google Glass – where it is currently in beta testing, and has not been approved.
Kevin Tussy, the creator of NameTag, said: “I believe that this will make online dating and offline social interactions much safer and give us a far better understanding of the people around us.
“It’s much easier to meet interesting new people when we can simply look at someone, see their Facebook, review their LinkedIn page or maybe even see their dating site profile.
“Often we were interacting with people blindly or not interacting at all. NameTag on Google Glass can change all that.”
(Watch how the app works below)
The app’s developer, FacialNetwork.com, is creating technology that would scan photos through dating sites like Match.com and PlentyofFish.
And in the US, the app could also scan through over 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry, along with other criminal databases.
With such software there obviously come huge privacy concerns, questions to which the company hasn’t provided satisfactory answers for – simply saying that you can create a profile on Nametag.ws and opt out.
It seems unlikely that Google would allow such software on the Glass considering current concerns and pressure over privacy, but the app might be possible to download for those with a jailbroken Glass.
Tussy said: “Making Real-Time Facial Recognition work on Glass hasn’t been easy, but we did it. Now, the question isn’t if we will support Glass; it’s will Google support us?
“There will be many providers of augmented reality headsets and even if facial recognition is not supported by some, I’m confident that there will be solutions for such limitations.”
NameTag is currently available on Glass for Beta testers and hope to launch their app in the coming months, whether on Google Glass or not.
Watch how the app works below: