BBC Featured Deep Learning Face Recognition Analyzed (Digital Barriers)

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 30, 2017

The UK's largest broadcaster, BBC, recently featured Digital Barriers (also based in the UK) on a segment highlighting face recognition technology. The TV segment showed Digital Barriers' SmartVis Face being used to monitor public spaces for appearances of "terrorist watchlist" suspects.

Digital Barriers claims the use of deep neural networks is extending the capabilities of their SmartVis Face product, allowing them to achieve new levels of performance and accuracy.

This report analyzes the SmartVis product, based on conversations with Digital Barriers, and outlines where the company says the product has made advancements, and where limitations still exist in facial recognition.

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