From screening patients for clinical trials to assessing the emotional state of drivers, we dive in to how facial recognition technology is shaping the future. Download the free report to get a break down of which industries facial recognition is disrupting and how. The biometric software behind facial recognition applications can identify facial structures, contours, and expressions, making it a no-brainer for security and identification purposes. But it can also lead to creative applications that serve a different purpose. Listerine, for example, created an app that uses facial recognition to notify people who are blind that they were being smiled at. While the technology is still developing, many companies (including Amazon) are banking on it as a disruptive force in a myriad of markets.
Facial Recognition technology detects faces in the camera's field of view and matches them against faces previously stored in a database. Anti-spoofing is provided through liveness testing without the need for a stereo or a 3D camera. Face Recognition technology is now taking a further step as it is being combined with IP surveillance. Gemalto, a part of the Thales Group and a company that focuses on Digital Identification and Data Protection in order to counter the two root causes of cyberattacks, identity theft, and unencrypted data, defines Facial Recognition as the process of identifying or verifying the identity of a person using their face. It is a technology that captures, analyzes, and compares patterns based on the person's facial details.
The benefits of facial recognition technology and its cons are controversial issues. Many stakeholders are pointing out the pros, but there are also detractors voicing its disadvantages. There are many concerns around face recognition technology, such as invasion of privacy, abuse of power, what rogue elements within government agencies could do with it, and more. Already, the heated debate around facial recognition has caused some public relations backlashes. As a result, investors could stay clear of the technology, inhibiting its development.
You're used to unlocking your door with a key, but maybe not with your face. As strange as it sounds, our physical appearances can now verify payments, grant access and improve existing security systems. Protecting physical and digital possessions is a universal concern which benefits everyone, unless you're a cybercriminal or a kleptomaniac of course. Facial biometrics are gradually being applied to more industries, disrupting design, manufacturing, construction, law enforcement and healthcare. How is facial recognition software affecting these different sectors, and who are the companies and organisations behind its development?
One year ago, Craig Federighi opened his eyes, stared into the brand-new iPhone X, and showed the world how he could unlock it with his face. Or, at least, he tried. It took the Apple executive a few attempts and one back-up phone to get the screen to unlock without a fingerprint or a passcode. But then, like magic, he was in. This was Apple's annual fall hardware show, where the company dangles its newest iPhones before the world and sets the tone for consumer products to come.