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Facial Recognition Technology: Evolution and Applications Aiiot Talk


The ability to detect a face from an image or video, and identify or verify it using an existing database is perhaps one of the critical milestones in the history of automated systems. In fact, it makes machines or systems a step closer to human intelligence, thus making them more efficient and accurate than ever.

Evolution of Facial Recognition Technology - M2SYS Blog On Biometric Technology


Previously, facial recognition technology was reserved for the movies and was a thing of fiction. However, much like other biometric solutions that have seen improvement and progress, facial recognition technology also steadily became a reality. Over the past decade, it has not only been developed and perfected; it is being deployed around the world as well. However, not as rapidly as other biometric technologies did – which include fingerprint, iris recognition, hand geometry, and DNA. Before we discuss the history and gradual evolution of facial recognition technology, there is a need to have an understanding of how this technology works and why there was a need for it in the first place?

PimEyes facial recognition website 'could be used by stalkers'

BBC News - Technology

A free facial recognition tool that allows people to find pictures of themselves or others from around the internet has drawn criticism from privacy campaigners. PimEyes describes itself as a privacy tool to help prevent misuse of images. But Big Brother Watch said it could "enable state surveillance, commercial monitoring and even stalking on a scale previously unimaginable". It comes as Amazon decides to pause its use of facial recognition for a year. Polish website PimEyes was set up in 2017 as a hobby project, and commercialised last year.

Dutton says facial recognition in lieu of passports 'very close' to reality


The Australian government has been trialling facial recognition at Canberra Airport, allowing passengers to walk through the terminal from their flight without producing their passport.

Galaxy S9 To Feature Face ID? Samsung AI Gets Facial Recognition Technology

International Business Times

Samsung Electronics has revealed that its Internet of Things or IoT platform now has facial recognition technology. Does this mean the South Korea tech giant could be incorporating a Face ID-like feature to its upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship?

10 Uses of Facial Recognition Technology - Disruption Hub


For most of us at the moment our only contact with FaceTech is likely to be at electronic passport gates or finding novelty filters on Snapchat. However, like it or not, our faces seem to be becoming an increasingly important tool for accessing possessions and information, as well as enabling different sectors to learn more about consumer markets. Wild wide ranging implications on ethics and business, in future, how might industries – not to mention everyday people – use FaceTech to their advantage?

Facial recognition technology needs to know your age


Computerized face recognition is seen by many analysts as the optimal means to prevent unauthorized access to computer systems. Facial recognition also has other applications, like improving social networks and the curating of photographs for news media. To be efficient systems need to enable a computer to estimate with precision a person's age based on the analysis of their face. The new advancement comes from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, at the Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Vishnupuri, Nanded, India. The researchers suggest that age classification will add a tighter aspect to security systems and surveillance.

Apple Gets Mixed Reactions To New iPhone's Facial Recognition Technology

NPR Technology

Clare Garvie of Georgetown University's Law Center on Privacy and Technology talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the implications of Apple's embrace of facial recognition technology.

Facial recognition technology to end train tickets

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Facial recognition technology could mean that queuing to buy a train ticket and waiting to go through the barriers may be a thing of the past. The cameras use high speed infrared lights to capture the shape and texture of the face in detail never seen before - even spotting small blemishes and wrinkles. Researchers say they could identify passengers as they walk onto the platform and the time-saving technology could be rolled out in the UK by 2020. Facial recognition identifies people by analysing the shape of a person's face. Each face has approximately 80 unique nodal points which distinguishes one from another.

5 Applications of Facial Recognition Technology - Disruption Hub


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?