One has to wonder with some of the greatest minds in the world working in Google, whether they really are going to be working on secret applications for the US Govt or Military. Sure, they can still do no evil, “do not be evil” is just a philosophical viewpoint.
In John Battelle’s post about Google Reader he states that Google is looking into facial recogition. Man. That’s quite interesting. Wonder how long before you have “Search Google personals for guys that look like Matt Damon. ” That’s just one selfish application. Ssssh, I’m allowed to indulge! Here again is the quote:
Google also announced its work on determining sex of a person using pattern recognition in photos. This is a first step toward ID’ing faces, then searching by face