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8 April 2012

Notes EM: My piece on the history of facial recognition technologies

Great essay on Facial recognition systems. Its fascinating of what we can accomplish now compared to just a few year ago.

In 2006 he predicted in the Washington Post that ‘within the next year or two, maybe sooner, it will be possible to program surveillance cameras hooked to computers that spit out FACS data to identify anyone whose facial expressions are different from the previous two dozen people’. It hasn’t happened yet, but not for want of money being poured into it.


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