JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo Face Recognition #general


Adam Cherson
 

Dear Researchers,

I would like to know if there is a mechanism for the genealogical use of
facial recognition software. Here is what I have in mind. Let's say I
have a group photo in which my grandfather appears, but there are other
people in the picture who I do not know. I upload my mystery photo to
the site, along with any knowledge I have about who is in the photo.
Others do the same with their photos. Large photo digital archives could
also be integrated. The program then finds facial matches between
uploaded and archival photos and notifies the persons involved of the
matches. This way, it could be possible to identify people in photos.

Does this exist? If no, does anyone want to talk about making something
like this exist? Perhaps as a module on JewishGen?

Best Wishes,
Adam Cherson