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Determining familial matches with Facial Recognition

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Last month, researchers at the University of Central Florida presented a new facial recognition tool at the IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Columbus, Ohio.  While there is no shortage of facial recognition tools used by companies and governments the world over, this one is unique in that its aim is to unite or reunite Continue Reading

Grammar-like algorithm identifies actions in video

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Body language is a powerful thing, allowing us to gauge the tone and intention of a person, often without accompanying words. But is this a skill that is unique to humans, or are computers also capable of being intuitive? To date, picking up on the subtext of a person’s movements is still not something machines Continue Reading

Residents enter their buildings using Facial Recognition

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Apartment living has its pros and cons, but one thing many renters can relate to is having to call a locksmith and pay high fees for replacing lost or forgotten keys. However, residents at Manhattan’s Knickerbocker Village don’t have to worry about that. The 12-building complex, home to 1,600 apartments, recently installed the FST21 SafeRise system. Continue Reading

Image Recognition allows fish to navigate

There are countless practical applications of Image Recognition technology, but for every helpful use, there are plenty of “just because” utilizations of ComputerVision. One such example comes from Studio Diip, a Dutch company that has worked on projects ranging from vegetable recognition to automated card recognition, and which has used technology to allow fish in Continue Reading

ComputerVision steps up soldiers’ game

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ComputerVision has long been of interest to and utilized by the United States government and armed forces, but now it appears as though the army is using this technology to help transform soldiers into expert marksmen. Tracking Point, a Texas-based startup that specializes in making precision-guided firearms, sold a number of “scope and trigger” kits Continue Reading