Apple has purported acquired Swedish face recognition firm, Polar Rose (http://www.polarrose.com), according to a report from "Mac1" (http://mac1.no/artikkel/9307/apple-kjoper-svensk-fototeknologi). The company makes a "high performance, low level face detection and recognition library for custom integration."
Polar Rose grew out of computer vision research -- the analysis of digital images and video -- at the Universities of Lund and Malmö in southern Sweden. The company is currently a team of 15, including computer science graduates, mathematics Ph.Ds, and a "technology-fascinated economist."
Polar Rose was founded by Dr. Jan Erik Solem, chief technical officer, in November 2004. He holds the core patent around Polar Rose's technology, namely the...| Read more »