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
IBM has announced the addition of three new advancements to the Watson Cloud platform; real-time speaker diarization (beta) support available via the Watson Speech to Text API, Visual Recognition tagging with a built-in set of visual labels, and the Watson Discovery Service.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Finance, Data Mining, and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights today include an API for automobile diagnostics and an API from NCI for cancer research clinical trials. Here's a look at what is new.
Since Microsoft launched its Bot Framework earlier this year, it has consistently added features to empower developers to create, what Microsoft calls, "the next great conversational experiences." The latest API additions include the Computer Vision, Bing Speech, and Bing Image Search APIs.