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What Is Facial Recognition And How Is It Used?

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Facial recognition technology has dominated discussions in technology circles for some time now. Faced with increased surveillance in public spaces, it has become imperative for stakeholders to have some input on future deployments of these novel technologies. More importantly, the general public should have some degree of understanding of facial recognition and how it's being used today. Facial recognition is a term used to refer to technologies used to analyze and recognize faces from video recordings and still images. Advancements in image processing and AI have enabled today's computer to read even the subtlest details in the human face like eyelashes to differentiate people.


Facebook's Facial Recognition Software Is Different From The FBI's. Here's Why

NPR Technology

Facebook's Moments app uses facial recognition technology to group photos based on the friends who are in them. Amid privacy concerns in Europe and Canada, the versions launched in those regions excluded the facial recognition feature. Facebook's Moments app uses facial recognition technology to group photos based on the friends who are in them. Amid privacy concerns in Europe and Canada, the versions launched in those regions excluded the facial recognition feature. When someone tags you in a photo on Facebook, it's often a nice reminder of a shared memory.


Facial recognition could strike at our right to privacy

Daily Mail - Science & tech

There are few sights more dispiriting than a long queue at ticket offices or machines when you're rushing to catch a train. However, technology is now offering an ingenious solution. A facial recognition system is being developed that uses two invisible, near-infrared lights flashing at high speed to help a single camera capture a 3-D image of a face in astonishing detail. It will register the smallest details, down to tiny blemishes and wrinkles, and can recognise individuals even if they are wearing glasses or moving quickly along a platform. The image can then be checked against a customer database.



Facebook wants your face data -- in the name of privacy, it says

Washington Post - Technology News

Facebook will let you know when someone posts a photo of you -- even if you aren't tagged in it -- becoming the latest tech giant to add more facial recognition technology into users' everyday lives.