Microsoft Research have got another great project on the go, this one is called OneAlbum. Using advanced facial recognition algorithms, OneAlbum will scan the photos on your machine, identify the people that appear most often and then go off and find relevant pictures in other people’s social networking accounts.
This will be perfect for finding all the pictures of you/your partner/your kids that were taken at the last birthday/BBQ/impromptu gathering and posted by a bunch of people on Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Picasa and countless other sites.
I’m not much into gatherings and pictures and social networking (Twitter excluded) but I can imagine that a lot of people spend a lot of time going through people’s accounts trying to find pictures from last night etc :-)
Thanks to Mary Jo (again) and her article here.