RFC: Proposal for Face detection API


Certainly would not hurt to add “accelerated” - specially if it clears up confusion about what the API is about.




This API seems to be in quite wrong level. Way too higher level. Wouldn’t it be better to expose lower level capabilities to the platform, possibly explicit facial detection being among those. I’m hoping there will be soon some proposal (not from me) to handle this kind of detection in a more uniform way.


I’m totally exited about this feature. I’m very interested in TextDetection and am already testing it in my application to learn languages. That something I was looking forward for a long time. My use case is when one read a book (real, physical one) written on a foreign language and encounter an unknown word. Therefore with mobile camera and TextDetection API he is able to save this word with its context in order to train it later. It’s a huge time saving feature I always wanted.