Google bought a company named as PittPatt, that company develops facial-recognition software. This software recognize facial structures in photographs and traces them in videos. PittPatt is a Pittsburgh based company and it is specialized in developing Face-Recognition software technologies. The company started as Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in the 1990s. One of their client in Google, which uses face-recognition for applications like Picasa and Youtube.
Google’ statement confirming the acquisition of PittPatt:
“The Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition team has developed innovative technology in the area of pattern recognition and computer vision. We think their research and technology can benefit our users in many ways, and we look forward to working with them.”
If you are wondering what Google plans to do with the latest acquisition, Chris Gaither, spoke person for Google, said in a statement, “We’ve said that we won’t add face recognition to our apps or product features unless we have strong privacy protections in place, and that’s still the case.”