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Facial Recognition Software Gets Wary Thumbs-Down By Senator
2012-07-19 13:21:46

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The use of facial recognition technologies is growing, both for law enforcement use and in social networks such as Facebook and Google+. The increasing use of such technology has members of the US Senate concerned over privacy and civil liberties with its use, writes Dara Kerr for CNET. Minnesota Senator Al Franken said that in law enforcement, the use of facial recognition “will catch criminals,” but “could come at...

2012-07-17 23:01:24

New office to provide local support for federal contracts and strategic partnerships. Conway, N.H. (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Animetrics, a leading developer of advanced 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions for military, intelligence and law enforcement, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Washington, D.C., focused on research and development, strategic partnerships and federal business development. Opening in July, this local presence will strengthen the...

2012-07-09 11:25:10

Photographs of faces may not be adequate proof of a person's identity and this could have serious implications for the accuracy of passport photographs in determining identity. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that an image of a person may look strikingly different from one image to the next. We are told not to smile in our passport photos as a smile distorts the face; but the opposite may actually be true, and a poker face may be the one which distorts...

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search Capability
2012-04-18 10:05:08

Identifying people by acquiring pictures of their eyes is becoming easier, according to a new report* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST researchers evaluated the performance of iris recognition software from 11 different organizations and found that some techniques produced very rapid results–though this speed was often at the cost of accuracy. Iris recognition, a form of biometric identification based on noncontact imaging of the complex texture in...

2012-04-04 04:20:02

- World's first, patented 'adaptive IR illumination' technology invulnerable to various lighting conditions- Achieves unrivalled matching speed (1:1,000 < 1 sec) with high profile CPU and advanced algorithmSeoul, Apr 4, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Suprema, a global leader in biometric technologies and ID solutions, today announces the release of FaceStation, the world's fastest face recognition access control terminal with patented adaptive IR illumination technology.FaceStation is an IP based...

2012-03-19 19:13:45

A team of researchers that includes a USC scientist has methodically demonstrated that a face's features or constituents — more than the face per se — are the key to recognizing a person. Their study, which goes against the common belief that brains process faces "holistically," appears this month in Psychological Science. In addition to shedding light on the way the brain functions, these results may help scientists understand rare facial recognition disorders. Humans...

2011-12-03 11:19:22

“Face recognition is an important social skill, but not all of us are equally good at it,” says Beijing Normal University cognitive psychologist Jia Liu. But what accounts for the difference? A new study by Liu and colleagues Ruosi Wang, Jingguang Li, Huizhen Fang, and Moqian Tian provides the first experimental evidence that the inequality of abilities is rooted in the unique way in which the mind perceives faces. “Individuals who process faces more...

2011-11-21 12:16:34

Whether comparing a man and a woman or a parent and a baby, we can still see when two people of different age or sex are genetically related. How do we know that people are part of a family? Findings from a new study published in the Journal of Vision increases our understanding of the brain's ability to see through these underlying variations in facial structure. "Being able to see the family resemblance between faces that have some underlying difference, such as the difference between...

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2011-08-04 08:46:46

With the aim of better protecting endangered species, game wardens are studying the behavior of surviving great apes in the wild. This is often painstaking work because it is difficult to distinguish between different individuals. A new software system will make things easier by analyzing the animals' faces for individual identification. The pictures from the video trap are highly encouraging. A strong young male gorilla appears several times "“ in a tree, moving through the forest, at...

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2011-08-02 05:16:19

According to a new study, one in three people can be identified on Facebook by using just a photograph. Researchers took a picture of 93 volunteers to use this method to track them down on the social networking site by using publicly available software. The researchers were able to predict the first five digits of their social security number 27 percent of the time by using the volunteers Facebook profile. The study used the Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition (PittPatt) facial recognition...


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