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We first reported on Eyealike a year ago when they launched their "dating service based on looks only" application. The idea was simple: upload a photo of a hottie and Eyealike will find other hotties on the dating service that match the "features" of the hottie you uploaded.
Today Eyealike is announcing the launch of Eyealike VisualAd which aims to help social networks and other content sites generate more revenue based on matching images on the page to ads that will result in better results than standard display ads. The company claims that using VisualAd you could see up to 15 times higher earnings.
If we think about Google AdWords which uses contextual matching to provide ads that match the text on the page, VisualAd wants to do the same thing using the images on the page. With text there’s no worry about error in processing, we will need to see just how close Eyealike can match ads to images that are processed by a machine.
Eyealike VisualAd is a plug-in technology and pricing varies based on size and selected features. I could see Keibi offering a similar product in the future.
We first reviewed Eyealike last November and reported that they help you find your dream date based on looks alone. The concept works like this. You upload a photo of a hottie. The Eyealike system matches your selected hottie with hotties that match the selected hottie in the people database. You are then presented with a visual list of hotties to select from. You want a fake Alyssa Milano, just upload her photo. You want Matt Damon, upload his photo.
Today they have added more customization options including the ability to more precisely select face shape, skin color, and hair color. So if the initial matches don’t suit your needs, you can modify as needed to find you the perfect hottie.
You can also receive results via a mobile phone. Now here’s an idea – snap a photo of a hottie using your cell phone. It uploads to Eyealike, it matches against the database and immediately sends back the info on the person. Then you can decide whether to start a conversation with that person.
Eyealike is available as an add-on to social networks and dating sites. Pricing is determined based on usage and server needs.
We originally covered DEMO-presenting company Eyealike last November when they launched what I call the "hottie search". This was the tool that let you upload a photo of the hottie you want to date and Eyealike went out and found matches on the various dating services. Today Eyealike is back with a copyright tool called Eyealike Copyright which they claim will help media content producers quickly eliminate massive amounts of online copy infringement that result in losses of millions of royalty dollars everyday.
Greg Heuss, Eyealike president said, "Our goal is to help make copyrighted material ‘scarce’ to benefit producers like Viacom and offer ‘insurance’ to content expediters like YouTube/Google that need to more quickly determine ‘fair use’ content and distinguish between what’s legal and what’s not."
The Eyealike solution they say is unique in its ability to automatically analyze every aspect of video content simultaneously by image, motion, and face. Could this type of functionality be added to the image protection that Keibi currently does?
Pricing is based on a variety of factors and is available now. We need tools like this to help people maintain the works they create. It would be great to see a tool like this for bloggers, writers and journalists to find copied content along with photos and videos.
Update: Josh at ReadWriteWeb has a review on Eyealike as well.
For those of you looking for the perfect someone based on looks only, have I got the site for you! Launched in beta this morning, Eyealike allows you to upload a photo and find others like that photo. And you can also ask the system to find matches that are similar to a celeb.
The process is easy: upload a photo of your super-ultra-hottie and the system searches many of the dating sites for a match. I guess it leaves out everyone who hasn’t uploaded a photo. And forget about brains or any other aspect, that’s left out.
The Eyealike Face Search algorithm evaluates the complete geometry of the face, including skin tone, eyes, hair color, texture and length as well as hundreds of other relevant data points.
The company claims to remove the typical challenges that face many online daters – "He was really nice, but I just wasn’t attracted to him."
Check out our review of another dating site based on video called IamFreeTonight. Eyealike also has two other products in private beta: Image Detection and Video Copyright Surveillance.
Normally I would throw out a "WTF Alert" on this one but I am sure most people seem to only care about looks when looking for a mate so this service might just have a chance.