September 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

‘Music’ Chrome Extension Recognizes Musicians’ Faces Online

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Maarten Huijsmans presents his Music Chrome Extension at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Kicking off the 130 presentations at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon this weekend was Music, a hack designed to help you learn more about music artists whose photos appear on web pages.

First, it recognizes their faces, then it presents a comprehensive list of information about those artists.

“Whenever you go to a page like RollingStone.com, you can scan all the images that are on the page, and it’s going to recognize all the faces on the page,” explained Huijsmans. “I mashed it up with The Echo Nest to fetch all the information about those artists.” (The Echo Nest publishes Evolver.fm.)

Users can run this Music Chrome extension on a full web page, or just on a single image. In his demonstration, Huijsmans boldly demonstrated the system not working, but to good effect.

The Dude gets recognized as Eddy Vedder.”

Read about all of the music hacks from the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon.