With advances in computer vision and proliferation of Augmented Reality, Facial Recognition has really picked up momentum in mainstream technology landscape.
But if you have a killer app idea to leverage the facial reconigtion technology, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. You can make use of some of the most advanced facial recognition technologies by means of APIs from tech juggernaughts like Google, Amazon, IBM or opensource counterparts. So here is a list of top facial recognition APIs you should know about :
1. Amazon Rekognition
This API from none other than Amazon Web Services helps you leverage extremely advanced deep learning based image and video analysis. You just provide your image or video through Amazon Rekognition API and it will help you identify objects, people, text, scenes or activities. This advanced computer vision API can be used for facial recognition and highly accurate facial analysis.
2. Google Cloud Vision
Using Google’s Cloud Vision API, you can understand the content and context of an image using machine learning models by means of simple RESTful APIs. Google Cloud Vision easily helps you identify objects within an image and classify it into different categories. You can build highly sophisticated Facial recognition apps using this API and you know it is built for scale coming from Google.
3. IBM Watson Visual Recognition
Remember Watson ? The jeopardy winning highly publicised supercomputer from IBM. Well it can now help you do some state of the art visual analysis through it’s APIs. You can classify and tag contents of image in split seconds using IBM Watson Visual Recognition API. With this api, you can use pre trained models or build and train your custom machine learning models using its free workspace called Watson Studio.
4. Microsoft Face API
Microsoft has been marching into cloud api space with all guns blazing, and it offers a very powerful API to help you recongize those faces in your images. It can help you detect human faces and compare similar ones, organise images into groups based on similarity, identify previously tagged people in images and lots more.
Trueface.ai is an enterprise-ready vision and identity solutions which provides you simple rest API and dashboard to manage face recognition and ID verifications. It also offers widgets, React components, SDKs, IFTTT & Zapier integrations to simplify any use case.
Kairos offers great breath of features when it comes to facial recognition through it's API. It offers specific use case oriented features such as detection (of face and facial points like nose, eyes etc), verification ( test two side by side images to verify if it is the same person), identification ( who is this person ) as well as other features like sorting, auto correction etc.
So what use cases can you think of to use these powerful facial recognition APIs ?