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
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.
Google Cloud Vision API gives developers access to powerful image processing and analysis tools for use in any project. This tutorial on Google Cloud Platform shows followers how to use the API to detect faces in an image, and use the returned coordinates to draw a polygon around each face.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Recognition, Medical Records, and Weather. One highlight is an API called GETHealth that aggregates data from multiple health apps and wearables. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.