In 2010 Apple purchased a Swedish company named Polar Rose, the acquired company specializes in face detection algorithms. It’s somewhat obvious that accurate and responsive face detection will be a key comment in future phones and tablets – which is why Apple has almost perfected the APIs for use in iOS 5!
The video above is a demonstration of Polar Rose’s face detection technology on an older smartphone (this was before Apple purchased the company). For the most part it looks extremely accurate and it seems almost perfect – what do you think? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more news on Apple and face detection software!