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Google has been awarded a new patent for a method to identify the geolocation of point-of-sale (POS) terminals without the need for payment event data. Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) under patent number “US20180225645,” the method was tested on an unnamed device and used to scan for ‘preselected’ events. Those events are cataloged with an ‘account system’ designed to count them to a pre-specified threshold. The geolocation of those events is then used to pinpoint specific POS terminals in order to prep the system to rapidly deliver additional “content” to users if they happen to enter one of those locations. That’s accomplished by saving locations to the account upon entry so that when the user decides to use the terminal, the location-discovery po
Google received a patent in July for a system which searches images from social networks and applies facial recognition to identify individuals, which could allow people to “Reverse Image Search” the identity of others, CB Insights reports.The patent, “Facial Recognition with Social Network Aiding,” was filed in 2015, and includes communication, social networking, calendar, and collaborative apps as potential sources of data. The system attempts to match a query image based on visual similarity and relevance to the searcher’s social networks, and presents its best guess, possible along with other details, like the identified individual’s occupation or membership in groups.The patent also notes that the system may have to include an opt-in process for people to authorize the sharing of t
Facial recognition is becoming the next big form of biometric authentication on mobile devices and applications. Google has come up with a new method to match faces and voices that includes new ability to recognize and match multiple faces and voices in a video. The search giant has filed patent for the same with the World Intellectual Property Organization. The patent application describes that the method focuses on determining when somebody is talking and then matching their voice to their face. This approach gives the machine ability to hear and understand individual voices even in noisy environments by simply looking for a face that matches the sound pattern corresponding to a pre-defined voice profile. The p...