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6 Amazing Facial Recognition Apps.

By: Taru M. Taru M.
16 Jun, 2022

Facial recognition technology today is not only used for security purposes by government or commercial agencies. Product designers use it in every sphere – transportation, health, and marketing. AI filters are viral on social media apps.

In this blog, I will list some good facial recognition apps to make you aware of the different contexts in which this technology is used.

6 Innovative Facial Recognition Apps.

Luxand

It is an enterprise conducting independent research on artificial intelligence and face recognition technology. They have created many fun face recognition apps for the mass audience-YouMask Beards, Age-O-Meter, BabyMaker, LiveFacialFeatures, etc. These apps use facial recognition algorithms to augment a virtual beard, tell your age, make a baby face using a parent’s picture, or display facial features.

Luxand offers FaceSDK, a cross-platform library for building face recognition software. The SDK provides APIs to detect facial expressions, detect faces on multiple images, videos, and thermal images, recognise faces with masks, support IP (Internet Protocol), cameras, etc. It also includes a Track API, through which faces can be identified in videos as well. Some of the APIs are:

  • Avatar API
  • E-cards API
  • Baby Prediction API
  • Face Aging API
  • Zombie API
  • Face Enhancement API

You can start with the free trial and get a quote for the paid version. Luxand serves many companies, including Samsung, LG, Ford, National Forensic Service, etc.

Like – Extensive APIs, Accurate face recognition even in videos.

Clearview

A private company founded by Hoan Ton-That provides facial recognition software to law enforcement and commercials that need high-security like banking, airport, visitor management, etc.

The company claims that its software has 99% accuracy for all demographics. Its AI system is trained on a gigantic database. However, this is quite controversial as the company used almost 3 billion photos from the web and social media without people’s consent. More worrisome was that law enforcement agencies were using this potent neural network even when the policy states that no unsupervised repository can be used as a reference for any facial recognition software.

Though Federal, State & Local authorities have many successful stories of how Clearview’s advanced technology reduced their investigation time and helped them crack down on criminals.

Some of its features that are helpful for commercial use are:

  • Bias-free algorithm.
  • Algorithms are tested by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • Its algorithm ranked top in the US and western countries among 650 algorithms.
  • Provides accurate results on low-quality images and detects faces covered with masks.
  • It is affordable and has straightforward pricing.

Like – Accuracy, Bias-free facial recognition software.

Dislike – Obscurity over the vast database and connections with the law enforcement.

FaceApp

If you want to edit your photos instantly, then FaceApp’s editing features powered by AI won’t disappoint you. You can have fun with its filters which under the hood use facial recognition technology to swap genders, augment hairstyles, show how your kids would look, there are many celebrity look-alike apps, you can try.

Currently, the app provides 60+ filters and has a pleasant and easy-to-use UI. Its ‘Old filter’ went viral in social media apps. 500 million+ people have used FaceApp, and both App Store and Google Play Store awarded it as the Top App in 2019.

But all the pro features are not free. Many users are frustrated by the ads in the free version as quite often, even after watching the whole ad, they cannot use a specific AI filter.

Like – Clarity over what private data is collected. The data is encrypted, and you can also request to delete it.

Dislike – Expensive. The free version has long ads. Moreover, the ads don’t necessarily load; sometimes, filters don’t get unlocked after viewing an ad.

IObit Applock

A fine lightweight app to enhance the security of your device. You can lock specific face recognition apps or settings to protect your sensitive data from abusers. It is handy in preventing children from accidentally deleting critical data or making in-app purchases. Sometimes notifications contain private information which you don’t want to share with someone when they are around. With this app, you can lock notifications too.

The facial recognition system of this app checks on who is trying to unlock your phone and sends their image if they enter a password incorrectly more than three times.

Like – Lightweight. Does what it markets.

Dislike – Only for android.

Face2Gene

It is an advance and comprehensive app for phenotyping used by licensed health professionals.
With deep learning and biometric technology, syndrome-specific classifiers are created. The patient’s face is converted into a mathematical faceprint using proprietary face technology software compared to the classifiers to find any morphological disorders.

Face2Gene’s team has built a highly collaborative forum for doctors and health professionals to give constructive clinical feedback. You can access the library connected with the London Medical database for just 10 dollars per month. Some users include CookCholdren’s, Cleveland Clinic, Duke Medicine, Mayo Clinic, etc.

Like – Extensive resources. Accuracy.

Dislike – Though the app is free. Licensed health professionals can only use it

BlippAR

It is one of the leading augmented reality and facial recognition apps. The company provide WeBar SDK, Blippbuilder and Blipp Studio to help you develop augmented reality experiences for your website and web apps.

BlippAR not just works on human faces, it can scan all sorts of stuff like dogs, cars, flowers, etc.

Like – A complete AR app. You can play a lot of AR games.

Dislike – Not consistently accurate. Confusing User Interface

Final Thoughts

Creative individuals always push the limits of technology. People are using facial recognition technology in different ways to solve problems. They mix art to create entertainment apps that become viral on social media. If you have an idea for a face recognition apps, take a look at our mobile app development services. Our team is experienced in designing fast apps with outstanding UI.

Taru M. Author
Taru M.

For over 18 years, Taru M. is a successful technology entrepreneur by profession and a tech enthusiast by spirit. She takes pride in offering expertise in her domain to business people's success across the globe. As a business woman and technology expert, she manages to keep her balance along with her family responsibilities. She did her masters in computers, and her work delivery shows the expertise of her education. Connect with her via Linkedin profile to know more about her exciting personality

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