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COMMUNICASIA, SINGAPORE--Tucked away on level 3 of the Sands Expo and Convention Center, the booth of the Institute for Infocomm Reseach (I2R) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) is visibly smaller than last year's but the technologies exhibited were eye-catching.
Photo and caption by Liau Yun Qing
One of the technologies on display was the 3D Face Reconstruction Web Service, which automatically detects human facial features in photographs and generates a three-dimensional version of the person's face. Once a photograph is submitted to I2R's server for processing, it takes about 10 seconds for a user to receive the 3D image.
The researchers said the technology can be used for online games or leisure and fun purposes. A 3D Face App Competition is also underway, for participants to create innovation desktop or mobile applications leveraging the service.
Photo and caption by Ellyne Phneah