FaceFirst Problems And Layoff

By Joey Walter, Published on Oct 01, 2020

FaceFirst, a US company and one of the oldest ongoing facial recognition providers, has faced significant problems including a reported layoff.

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Inside this note, we examine the background of FaceFirst, some issues facing the company and the broader headwinds than facial recognition.

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