Computers outperform humans at recognizing faces in tests

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Computers outperform humans at recognizing faces in tests

Postby TerraFrost » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:50 am

Among other advantages, 3-D facial recognition identifies individuals by exploiting distinctive features of a human face's surface--for instance, the curves of the eye sockets, nose, and chin, which are where tissue and bone are most apparent and which don't change over time. Furthermore, Phillips says, "changes in illumination have adversely affected face-recognition performance from still images. But the shape of a face isn't affected by changes in illumination." Hence, 3-D face recognition might even be used in near-dark conditions.

http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/18796/
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Postby chaotic century » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:07 am

that's what they were made for
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Postby Rapscallion » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:12 pm

my dad says there's alot of talk about doing this sort of thing with airline personal at airport security gates. as a pilot for Southwest airlines, he said most would prefer that over having to be stopped by TSA all the time.
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