Lambda Labs recently announced plans to launch their Face Recognition API for the Google Glass platform, but seems like they’re going to be disappointed  because Google has announced that they would not allow any face recognition technology on the Google Glass due to privacy concerns.

[pullquote align=”right”]we won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place[/pullquote]


Google Glass Team posted on Google+

When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this technology ahead of a broaderconsumer launch. We’ve been listening closely to you, and many have expressed both interest and concern around the possibilities of facial recognition in Glass. As Google has said for several years, we won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place. With that in mind, we won’t be approving any facial recognitionGlassware at this time.

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