Face Recognition


People are really identifying with John Kelly's distraught facial expressions during Trump's UN speech

Mashable

SEE ALSO: General Kelly's face had its own press conference yesterday At the UN, Trump basically talked about parts of the world going to hell. An Associated Press photographer caught Kelly reacting during the speech, and it really looks like he went through some feels. Many, who were apparently making similar expressions while listening to Trump, called out Kelly's body language and meme'd away. John Kelly has a terrible poker face https://t.co/JIM05ybgWF John Kelly apparently went through some sort of existential crisis during Trump's UN speech.


Facial recognition is here. The iPhone X is just the beginning Clare Garvie

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I'm a privacy lawyer who researches the risks of face recognition technology – and I will be buying the new iPhone. But as we grow accustomed to fast and accurate face recognition, we cannot become complacent to the serious privacy risks it often poses – or think that all its applications are alike. Social media applications increasingly integrate face recognition into their user experience; one application in Russia allows strangers to find out who you are just by taking your photo. At the festival in London late last month, the real-time face recognition system reportedly led to 35 misidentifications and only one "correct" match – an innocent person who was not wanted by the police after all.


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NPR

Critics are concerned that the technology in the new iPhone X could be used -- and misused -- for other purposes.


This AI program can make 3D face models from a selfie

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The 3D computer vision project really has to be seen to be believed, and you can try it out in a nifty demo here. Members of the team, which consists of Aaron S. Jackson, Adrian Bulat, Vasileios Argyriou, and Georgios Tzimiropoulos, will be presenting their work next month at the International Conference on Computer Vision in Venice. A lot of research in computer vision is hard to present in a fun way because it's things like new methods for detecting points on a face. In reality computer vision is one of the most useful purposes for deep learning and we can't wait to see what Jackson and his fellow developers do next.


United States senator raises privacy fears over Face ID in iPhone X

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Al Franken of Minnesota chose to put several of them directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, a day after the company announced that its iPhone X would unlock with Face ID. The company went head-to-head with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the agency's demand that Apple unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists behind the San Bernardino, California, shootings. A woman unlocks an iPhone X using Face ID. The new iPhone X has removed the home screen button and has put up a face recognition technology to unlock the iPhone.


[P] Commercial 3D Morphable Face Models • r/MachineLearning

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I'm working for a small start up and trying to follow some of the results in the literature that reconstruct 3D models from videos or images but it seems all of them use some datasets (mostly the Basel Face Model or facewarehouse) that are not accessible for commercial usage. Did anyone else encounter this issue? is there an affordable (or free) model available?


New iPhone face unlocking tech sparks privacy fears

Daily Mail

'If you were wondering what humanity would do when given access to the most advanced facial recognition technology, here it is,' Craig Federighi said before showing off a talking poop Garvie warns they could soon include as routine'surveillance by law enforcement, customer monitoring by retail outlets, face recognition apps that permit strangers to identify you from your social media presence, and more.' Apple CEO Tim Cook said previously that he won't weaken the unbreakable encryption technology on Apple products Unlocking phones using fingerprints and encrypted messaging have remained controversial issues since Apple launched TouchID in 2014. Apple CEO Tim Cook said previously that he won't weaken the unbreakable encryption technology on Apple products to allow the US government to access iMessages because it could actually damage national security. Unfortunately, when Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, came on stage to demonstrate the Face ID, it didn't work on first attempt, and he was forced to revert to a backup phone.


Can Apple Unlock Promise of Facial Recognition?

Wall Street Journal

When users hold the device to their faces, the technology verifies the mathematical model before unlocking the phone in an instant. But the technology that has been rolled out so far has faltered in security tests, said Marc Rogers, who previously discovered flaws in Apple's Touch ID system and now heads information security at Cloudflare Inc. Google warns users that with its face-recognition system, called Trusted Face, "Someone who looks similar to you could unlock your phone." Fingerprint readers faced similar security questions because they were considered unreliable until Apple improved on the technology with its Touch ID fingerprint reader in 2013, Mr. Rogers said. That compares with one in 50,000 for Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor iPhones now use, which sits on a home button that Apple is eliminating for the iPhone X. Mr. Rogers of Cloudflare said the three-dimensional verification system of Face ID should defeat the "flat image attack" with photos that foiled other facial-recognition systems.


Apple's Animoji Will Teach You To Love Face Tracking, For Better or Worse

WIRED

This time, you'll fire up Apple's new TrueDepth camera, and a suite of technologies--flood illuminator, infrared camera, front-facing camera, and dot projector--will project and analyze 30,000 dots across your visage, creating a high-resolution map of your facial features. As he thumbed through the iOS Messages app, Federighi's face became a clucking chicken, a neighing unicorn, and a chattering dung pile. Using the phone's TrueDepth camera, Apple can track more than 50 muscle movements, and overlay those features onto the animal emoji you know and love--that includes the fox, the unicorn, and yes, the pile of poop. Last year, Apple acquired a company called Emotient, which uses facial tracking software to analyze and predict human emotion.


Why the iPhone X's Face ID is a terrible way to secure your data

New Scientist

However, Apple are only talking about one type of error that could happen with its Face ID algorithm – someone else gaining access. "The two errors are related; for a given biometric system, if you reduce one type of error, the other type of error goes up," says Anil Jain at Michigan State University. Last year, police asked Anil Jain at Michigan State University to help unlock a murder victim's Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. True face recognition involves matching a face to a vast database of faces, like police trawling CCTV images for potential suspects.