Facial recognition is evolving everywhere. Scientists are taking the basic technology that exists today and running with it. Running to their labs that is.
These guys are collecting a database of expressions to create a program that can decipher emotion and moods. They actually need faces so, if you're in the St. Louis area, hook a scientist up!
And then there's a company making facial and 'object' recognition for cell phones and consumer electronics. They are also building an extensive database, this one filled with everything. Supposedly the technology will be able to identify any object you take a picture of. Comes in handy if you have short term memory loss I guess... among other things.