With the help of a facial recognition system, federal agents could capture a man suspected of abuse. The tool detected him in the background of someone else's photo at the gym, in the mirror. So, the agents were able to get to that gym, ask about the man, and eventually capture him. This real-life story, and many others, encourage businesses to benefit from AI services and deploy facial recognition systems. The global facial recognition market size was evaluated at $3.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $8.5 billion in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 17.2%.
PIX connects computers and devices with the physical world around them through the enablement of computer vision. The platform connects developers with a scalable, decentralized image database for use in disparate systems and platforms. PIX customers gain knowledge, service, and information to enable the developement of decentralized augmented reality apps. Recognize and react to playing cards, chips, game pieces, etc.
Ever heard of what Face ID is? Have you ever created a financial account or other product and needed facial verification? If you've heard at least 2 of the above, do you have any questions in your head, "How can they recognize my face?", "What exactly are they doing with that face?". Well you've come to the right place, because this time I will explain facial recognition techniques that are (probably) used in applications that you have used. I'll try to avoid getting too technical into details for everyone to understand, so don't be afraid to read this article. Facial recognition does work like classification in that it tries to distinguish an image and give an answer to who the image belongs to. But there is a slight issue, in the case of facial recognition, all images are images of faces.
New York's bid to identify road-going terrorists with facial recognition isn't going very smoothly so far. The Wall Street Journal has obtained a Metropolitan Transportation Authority email showing that a 2018 technology test on New York City's Robert F. Kennedy Bridge not only failed, but failed spectacularly -- it couldn't detect a single face "within acceptable parameters." An MTA spokesperson said the pilot program would continue at RFK as well as other bridges and tunnels, but it's not an auspicious start. The problem may be inherent to the early state of facial recognition at these speeds. Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved more than 80 percent accuracy in a study that spotted faces through windshields, but that was at low speed.
The announcement of the Nobel Prizes always promises a big week for science. Whom the Norwegian Nobel Committee chooses to honor says a lot about where science is going. The 2018 Nobel Prize will forever stand as a historic marker in the evolution of scientific recognition. For only the third time in history, a woman, Donna Strickland, received the Nobel Prize for Physics. She shares the prize with Arthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou for their work in the manipulation of lasers and the development of optical tweezers.