Two years ago, Microsoft released its own facial recognition and speech recognition software in its own Windows operating system.
Microsoft’s software was billed as a “better version” of what it had developed in-house for a long time, but that didn’t stop it from being quickly superseded by a handful of third-party apps that were also aimed at the same end.
Microsoft had also released a suite of software tools for facial recognition to be used in Microsoft Office apps and the Windows 10 Mobile operating system, and the facial recognition features were also available in Microsoft’s Bing search engine and the Cortana voice assistant on Windows 10 phones.
Now, Microsoft is making those facial recognition tools available for Windows 10 PCs, too.
Microsoft is the first company to offer Windows 10 facial recognition for PC, and it has also added a version for mobile devices, with an emphasis on facial recognition apps.
It’s a bit like Google Now, except Microsoft is offering the facial data in a much more accessible form.
Microsoft also recently announced the first release of the Windows facial recognition app, which will run on both Windows 10 and Windows 10 devices, including the Surface RT.
Microsoft’s facial recognition functionality works on a two-step process.
First, a user is asked to input their name and face in a form that can be easily entered into a Microsoft account.
This information is then sent to Microsoft’s facial identification software, which can then read the data and determine what is the name and address of the person, and what kind of clothing they have.
In some cases, it will even ask the user to provide a photograph.
Then, the software checks the results against the user’s facial image, and if it’s a match, the user is automatically sent to the Cortana service, which includes a voice-recognition feature, photos, and voice commands.
Microsoft has also made a facial recognition tool available for Mac OS X and for Windows on its own site, though the facial software isn’t available in any of those operating systems.
Microsoft says that while the facial tracking is done using facial recognition technology, there are other methods that can also be used to track your movements, as well.
For example, Microsoft’s own Bing search and speech search will look at a user’s face and then use that data to predict where the user will be in the future.
Microsoft said that it is currently working on a facial tracking service that will include a similar method of facial recognition that can work for more than just facial recognition.
Microsoft isn’t the only company to have a facial image-recognizing app available for mobile phones.
The iPhone and Android mobile operating systems also have facial recognition applications that can analyze your face and match it to images, though it’s not clear whether that feature is available for those platforms.