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Jan282008

100% accuracy achieved for automated face recognition

Psychology researchers at Glasgow University say they have increased the accuracy of automated face recognition to 100 per cent. If the claims are true, this development will have far-reaching consequences for privacy and security in modern society.

Mike Burton, Professor of Psychology at Glasgow, and lecturer Rob Jenkins say they achieved their hugely-improved results by eliminating the variable effects of age, hairstyle, expression, lighting, different camera equipment etc. This was done by producing a composite “average face” for a person, synthesised from twenty different pictures across a range of ages, lighting and so on.

According to the two researchers[…]

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Technology, Science, Automated, Face, Recognition, Face Recognition, AFR, Accuracy, Glasgow, University, Research, Researcher

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