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Google’s computerized glasses, dubbed Project Glass, have already been spotted in the wild and look like they will actually work.But who’s behind this crazy project?
Here’s what we found out, based on the people identified on the Project Glass section of Google+, listed from left to right above:
- Sergey Brin, known as “Batman” at Google, is leading the fringe project. He’s the biggest player at Google’s Google[x] Labs.
- Babak Parviz, a professor at University of Washington, specialises in nanotechnology. He’s recognised as a developer of “functional” contact lenses.
- Steve Lee led management for Google’s mobile maps service. The concept video includes a lot of location-based integration and maps usage.
- Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor and Google fellow, isn’t a stranger to Google’s fringe projects: he helped build Google’s driverless cars. He’s also former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.