Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Following Facebook?s Shut Down Of Face.com?s Facial Recognition API, Lambda Labs Debuts An Open Source Alternative
Facebook retired Face.com's facial recognition APIs less than a month after its $55-$60 million acquisition of the Israeli-based company, which previously offered developers tools to build applications that could identify people based on digital photos. The move left Face.com's some 45,000+ developers stranded, and saw the developer community demanding an open source alternative. And now, there is one. In response to the outcry, an early stage startup out of San Francisco called LambdaLabs has launched an open beta version of its Lambda Labs Face API to developers.