Even a mask won’t hide you from the latest face recognition tech

Ditch the hat and scarf – it’s not fooling anyone. Face recognition software can now see through your cunning disguise – even you are wearing a mask. Amarjot Singh at the University of Cambridge and his colleagues trained a machine learning algorithm to locate 14 key facial points. These are the points the human brain pays most attention to when we look at someone’s face. Automatic face recognition software is catching on with law enforcement across the world. In August, the UK government said it planned to spend £4.6 million on upgrading face recognition software so algorithms could automatically spot suspects from live video footage.

— source newscientist.com 2017-09-11

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