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Riya rival steps up to the podium


So hot on the heels of Riya’s apparent move away from developing face recognition technology for photos, comes news of a new Swedish company, Polar Rose, which is working on…er…face recognition for photos. Plus ca change plus c’est la méme chose, eh? They’re in closed Alpha at the moment (i.e.don’t bother asking to try the tech) so let’s see how they get on when it goes public, shall we?

 Polar Rose grew out of computer vision (analysis of digital images and video) research at the Universities of Lund and Malmo (Sweden). We are currently a team of thirteen, including self-taught developers, mathematics Ph.Ds, and two technology-fascinated economists on off-roads. We believe that we have superior technology which will give meaning to digital images and allow these to be indexable just like text documents on the web are today.

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