Did You Know?
- Non-invasive collection of facial features
- Analyzes unique features such as wrinkles, facial expressions, size of features
- Widespread use by government for passports and IDs
How does it work?
- Traditional methods extract facial landmarks
- 3D recognition looks at features and is unaffected by lighting changes or viewing angles
- Skin textture analysis is a secondary metric that enhances recognition capabilities
- Thermal face recognition identifies facial features even when they are covered with hats, glasses or makeup
1960sFirst facial recognition system deployed; administrator had to manually locate features like eyes, nose and mouth.
1970sTechnology advanced to automated feature face recognition.
1980s / 1990sAdvancements in calculation methods and approaches.
2006Super Bowl surveillance images were compared to a database of digital mugshots, resulting in a public dialogue about privacy.
2016The FBI database included 52 millions faces, about 1/3 of Americans.