This week, we go to a world where facial recognition is so good that any company can grab an image of your face while you’re walking down the street, and link it to everything from your social media profiles, to your credit score, to your workplace.
We glance at children say they have their father’s nose and their mother’s eyes, or their grandmother’s ears. And perhaps they do. But if we didn’t know which child was related to which parent, we’d have trouble trying pick them out by their noses or their chins alone. The question is, why?
Facial recognition is an important and interesting subject. It's also a difficult subject to study. To help break down how facial recognition works, you need a greeble. Or better yet, you need whole families of greebles.
Never more shall you pay full price for a sub-par comedian. A comedy club in Spain is using tablets with facial recognition software to figure out how much to charge its customers. The future is now.
A man in Taiwan has developed a cat feeder that uses facial recognition to dispense pet food. Your cat will probably kill you for even reading an article about this.
I'm not really into taking pictures of myself, but I love seeing your selfies. I don't care whether you're posing with some weird food item or standing next to that guy who kind of annoys me. That's because your Snapchat pic of a barf face is fulfilling an ancient biological urge that I share with my fellow humans.
Passwords and PINs are notoriously difficult to remember. But it just so happens that we're exceptionally good at remembering distinct faces — a psychological quirk that security experts now say could be the next big thing in authentication.
An armed robber caught by facial recognition software has been handed a 22 year jail sentence. His image was captured by Chicago Transit surveillance cameras, and compared to a database of 4.5 million criminal booking images. Biosignatures are increasingly being used by law enforcement.
A recent study found recognizable images of human faces in high-res photographs of eyes, reminding us that surveillance technology improves more and more each day. But designers and technologists are working on ways to keep our faces private from prying cameras by combining the weakness of facial recognition…
You are being watched — especially when you go to the airport. But now you might be recognized, too. A company called Flight Display Systems has been demonstrating a $9,275 facial recognition device (pictured here) that can be installed inside airplane doors to check the identity of every person entering the plane,…
Gordon Stettinius is a man of many faces. He's a photographer and adjunct professor by trade — but he's also been known to moonlight as a country singer, a wholesome-looking governor, and a weirdo in a guayabera with a killer 'stache and a scraggly combover.
Or at least that's what your intuition tells you. The blue areas in the image above track how the eye moves over a stranger's face when the viewer is trying to recognize them. The nose, front and center, and usually distinctive, gets the first look.