November 17, 2005


Riya's face recognition technology allows automatic tagging of your photos. According to their website, Riya can recognize & tag faces, signs and events.

The software looks damn cool. It is rumored that Google has expressed an interest in acquiring the company.

Beyond home users, this kind of automatic face recognition software would be a big help to organizations like Interpol, CIA, FBI etc. Or maybe they probably already have such software available.


At 6:37 PM, Blogger Jake said...

truly, riya is cool. and how it does what it does is even cooler. beyon even cia and fbi, heres an way for using riya, as censoring agent. theoretically if riya can identify faces, it can also identify patches of flesh, and big brother has now way fo definitively weeding out porn. :P

At 10:35 AM, Blogger L said...

Hey many many Happy returns of the day..!!

At 12:59 AM, Blogger Jeet said...

Hey Dhar, Happy B'day.. your 'personal' post is available in RSS but it has not yet shown on main page, did you delete it?

At 1:05 AM, Blogger Dhar said...


Thanks for your wishes.

And yes, I gave it some thought and decided that if I have not posted personal stuff here, no reason to go around doing it now. :)


At 8:27 AM, Blogger Jeet said...

I am not sure that you have not been posting personal stuff here. I consider photographs with my friends in them to be extremely personal and avoid posting them (though almost all of my posts are personal posts) :-)

At 2:14 PM, Blogger Manohar said...

Abey Dhar,

Where are you these days? No blog entries for quite some time!

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Abisurd said...

A private Beta of Riya is now on. I recieved an email from their team yesterday, with the link to the private Beta. Interested? Drop me an email at sandeepthukral [at] gmail [dot] com


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