Tag Archives: Facial Recognition

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

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

VISAPP Computer Vision conference extends submission deadline

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Computer Vision is an interesting kind of technology in many ways, but perhaps one of the most notable things about it is how applicable it is and can be in our every day lives. And although it’s not necessarily a “new” field, it is something that is gaining popularity and recognition in the lives of Continue Reading

Is facial recognition too intrusive?

Is facial recognition becoming too intrusive? As this technology advances, are we losing control of our privacy? See what 60 Minutes had to say about the topic.

Computer Vision sees faces in the clouds

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Computer Vision has many practical uses, ranging from security enhancement to making our lives easier, but what about art? A new project, Shinseungback Kimyounghung, was launched by two South Koreans who are using Computer Vision to find faces in the clouds. This is similar to how children often lay on their backs and point out Continue Reading