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Deep learning and the future of facial recognition - Kognitio

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Deep learning enables machines to learn and solve complex problems using algorithms inspired by the human brain without any human intervention. Deep learning algorithms need data to learn, and lots of it! But that's no problem because we generate approximately 2.6 quintillion bytes a day1. Facial recognition uses images captured of an individual's face from photos or videos. The distances between the eyes, nose, mouth and jaw are measured.


AI Facial Recognition and IP Surveillance for Smart Retail, Banking, and the Enterprise

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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.


Facial recognition is increasingly common, but how does it work?

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This article was originally published on The Conversation. The Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration rules drew attention -- and legal fire -- for its restrictions on the ability of people born in certain majority Muslim countries to enter the U.S. In the frenzy of concern, an obscure piece of the executive orders did not get scrutinized, or even noticed, very much: its expansion of facial recognition systems in major U.S. airports to monitor people leaving the U.S., in hopes of catching people who have overstayed their visas or are wanted in criminal investigations. It's a much more powerful version of the method your phone or computer might use to identify friends in your photos. Using computers to recognize people's faces and validate their identities can streamline access control for secure corporate and government buildings or devices. Some systems can identify known or suspected criminals.


Chinese government start-up expands plans for face-reading AI

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A creepy surveillance start-up backed by the Chinese government is expanding its artificial intelligence-powered face-reading operations. Beijing firm Megvii has announced it is shifting its powerful Face facial recognition technology beyond China after securing a distributor in Thailand. Megvii's world-leading Face technology uses AI to identify people by their facial features, allowing police to spy on'anyone, anywhere' without them knowing. The software has already been used by Chinese police departments to arrest more than 3,000 fugitives by instantly scanning crowds of thousands in busy cities. The company says its software has many potential uses beyond law enforcement, including in financial services, retail, and identity verification.


Creepy Chinese government start-up expands plans to create powerful facial recognition technology

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A creepy surveillance start-up backed by the Chinese government is expanding its artificial intelligence-powered face-reading operations. Beijing firm Megvii has announced it is shifting its powerful Face facial recognition technology beyond China after securing a distributor in Thailand. Megvii's world-leading Face technology uses AI to identify people by their facial features, allowing police to spy on'anyone, anywhere' without them knowing. The software has already been used by Chinese police departments to arrest more than 3,000 fugitives by instantly scanning crowds of thousands in busy cities. The company says its software has many potential uses beyond law enforcement, including in financial services, retail, and identity verification.