The Betaface SDK, with Face Detection and Recognition, is a Windows DLL library that applies complex algorithms designed to detect a set of pre-programmed facial characteristics within images as well as videos. These features include general face info such as position, size, angle, 8 standard facial landmarks, gender, age ethnicity, and more. Extended measurements can include more detailed specific information like facial hair, glasses, hairstyle, skin color, clothes, background color, and more. The SDK can be accessed from multiple environments, as long as a call is made to DLL, COM object, or .Net.
For detailed information see http://betaface.com/wpa/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Betaface-SDK.pdf
Animetrics, a leading developer of 2D to 3D face recognition and face creation solutions, provides the Animetrics Face Recognition that can be used to detect human faces in pictures and match them against a set of known or documented faces. This tool is specifically useful for applications for the fashion and online entertainment industries, or for law enforcement or military intelligence where accurate identity resolution is a necessity.
AISpeech is the API behind a Chinese language and pronunciation learning website, AIChinese. You may know that Chinese is a tonal language. Where tones and inflection are used in English to convey emotion or differentiate between a declarative statement and a question, in tonal languages like Chinese, different tones on the same syllable can be altogether different words. The AISpeech API gives you access to a language processing engine which is capable of detecting spoken words and evaluating if the appropriate tone is used.
Over 11,000 people participated in the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking on June 1st and 2nd, 2013. At the event, developers collaborated with government agencies and entrepreneurs to create applications that help solve civic and social problems impacting local communities. Developers used a variety of public APIs and datasets to create their applications, including the US Census Bureau API, which was used to create an interactive application and several infographics. The US Census Bureau API is the first API created by the US Census Bureau and was released to the public back in July 2012.