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Friday, October 06, 2006

Reduces Nuclear Bleaching

David Pogue explains why you need face recognition software in your camera (note: at the first bulleted item).

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON with thanks to Eolake

3 Comments:

Blogger eolake said...

"Reduces Nuclear Bleaching"...
LOL!

I love David's writing, and have for over ten years. I bought Mac For Dummies in the mid-nineties, and it made using my first computer a breeze.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"I love David's writing"

Yes, he's excellent.

--Mike

8:14 AM  
Blogger Dave New said...

The face-recognition thing is an old machine-vision trick. We were demoing stuff like that back in the early 90s on our systems.

The major difference is that the technology has marched on, and what used to take a VME board full of 10K SIMD gate arrays, and a 32-bit superscaler i960C processor, can now be done in the Digic III chipset.

I'd bet a bunch the internal processing architecture is virtually identical, and the company I was working for then was shopping their patented SIMD array technology around for new consumer applications a few years ago. There's even a possiblity that Canon licensed some of that technology from them for this.

9:57 AM  

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