Future of Facial Recognition

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 04, 2013

The Boston Bombings reaffirmed how far facial recognition needs to develop to be an effective surveillance tool. Despite the PR spin jobs, facial recognition failed to make any difference. Proponents, of course, are quick to talk about how fast improvements are coming and how all this will change in the future (ironically, just like they said 5 years ago). However, one Carnegie Mellon professor had insightful comments about the issues and needs for facial recognition. In this note, we break them down and analyze their likelihood of development.

People Look A Like

**** ****** **** * **** ** ************** ** ***** *** life ** **** ********* ******** **** *** ******. *******, * facial *********** ****** ** '******* **' **** *** **** ** people. ***** ** * ***********. **** ****** **** ******** ** visitors * ***, **** ** ********* * *****. **** **** many ******, ***** * ****** *** ***** ** **** *******. *** a **** ****** *******, *** ******* ** ********* ** ****** *** **** ***** *** *** not *******.

** *** ********* *****:

"*** ***** **** *** ******* ** ***** *********. **** *** start ******* **** ********* **** ******* ******** ** *****, *** start ** ******* **** **** ****** **** ******* ** **** other."

**** ******* ** *********** ******* **** ********* ****** ** ****** with ******** ********* *****, ********* ******** **********, **** ***** ** a ****** *****, ***. ******* ** ****, **** **** *** have **** ********* ** *****, *** *** ***** **** ********. Having **** ****** **** **** *** ** **** *** ******** the **** *** ******** ********** ********.

The ********?

*** ********* *** ** *********** ******* ** ***** **** *******, noting **** "***** ****** ** **** ** ************** ******* ***** is **** ** ****** ***’* ****** ** ****** *********** **** we ********* ***** ******. ** ** * ******** *********** ** the ******** ** *** ******, ***** ** *** **** *** dressed, *** **** *** *******, *** ** ***** **** *** geographically *** **********."

*** ******** ** ********** **** **:

"****** *********** **** ***** ** *** ****** ******** **** ******** such ** *** **** *** ***, **** ** **** ******** way ** ********, ***** **** *** **** ****** ** ** in *** **** ** *****. **** * ****** *******, *** example, * *** *** *** ** ******* ** ***** *** connected ***** ***** ***, *** * *** ***, ******* ***** are ** **** ****** ** ***, *** **** *** ***, whether *** **** ****** ****** ** ***, **** ******** *****."

***** *** ***** ***** *** ******* **** ** ********* ******* but ***** *** **** ** ****** ******** **** ******* ****.

**********, ******, ***** **** ***** ****, ************ **** **** ***** be *********. ********* *******'* ****** **** ******* ** *** ******** without ****** ***********. **** ********* *** ******** ** ** ******* up ** **** ****** ** ******** **** ******* ***** *** hair ***** ** *** **** ****** **** ******. ***** *** be ****** ******* ** ********** **********, ***.

*********

*** **** ******** *********** *** ****** *********** **** ****** ** high ********** *******, ***** ******* ******** ****** ****** ** ******* quality ***** ****** *** ******* ***** ** **** ******. ****, at *****, ***** ** ******** ** ***** *****. *************, ** silver ****** ****** *** ********, **** *** ********** ****** ** correcting **** ** *** ************ ** ****** ******* **** **** other. 

Comments (4)

* ***'* *** ****** *********** ***** **** ********* ***** *** equivalent ** * *********** ** ********** *** ************ **** ** systems. ******* *** ****** **** ** *** ******* ** ******* parts ** *** **** *** *********** *** **** ******* ** they ******* **** *** ******* *** *** ********** ******** ****** to ** ***** ** ************* *** **** *****, ********* *** distance ** ***** ********** ******** ***********.

*** *** ********** ** ******** **********, **** ***** ***** **** standard ** ****** **** ****** **** ** ******** ** ******* the ***** ** **************. **** ***** ** **** ********, *****-**** structure (********, ***** *** ***********) **** ******, **** ********* ** some ***** **** ****** *** **** *********** ********.

* ****** ** ***'* ******* ****** *********** ******** *** * months, *** ** ** ***** ** **** * ****** **** software.

*** *** ****** ** **** *** ** **? ******** ******** that **** *** **** ***** ***? *** *** ** ****?

**** ****** *********** ******** ******* *** ** *********** ******** ** video?

** * ****** ****** ******* * ************ ***** ** ****, both ********** *** ******** ******* ****** *************, ********* *** *** information ********* ** ********* * ** *****.

***** ** * **** ********* **** ** ********** **** ********* mechanisms ** ****** ***** ****** ************ **** * ** ***** of ******** ** ******** ****** *** *****.

*** ********** **** ********* ********** ** ********* ********** **** **** a ********** ** ***** (****** *********** *** ******, ******* *** be ********, ***. ***** ********* *** ********* ** ************* **** multiple ****** **** * ********** ** *****).

* **** ******* ** ***** ***** ******** ****** ** ********** across ******* *********** ** **** ** ****** ****** **********.

******* ************ *** ******* *** *** ******* ** *** **** that ******'* ***** *** ***********, ** *** ******* * **** view *** ****** ************* **** * ***** ****. ** ******, one ****** ********** *********** ******** *** ******* ****** *** ******** scene, ***** ******** *** ************** ** *** *****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Facial Recognition

Nest Cam IQ Tested on Jul 10, 2017
Nest has released their latest entry in their camera line, the Nest Cam IQ, touting 4K "Supersight", facial recognition, "HD audio", invisible IR,...
Bill Gates Funded Startup Evolv Gets $18M For The "Most Advanced Threat Detection System" on Mar 17, 2017
Evolv Technologies has just raised $18 million, bringing its total to $30M, for developing what the company says is the most advanced threat...
Face Recognition Camera Tested (Netatmo) on Jan 29, 2016
Can face recognition make home security "better"? That is the bold claim from startup Netatmo with their Welcome camera. But with face...
Simplicam Facial Recognition Tested on Jan 23, 2015
Facial recognition, available for $150? That's the offer from a startup, Simplicam, who has not only cloned Dropcam setup and user interface but...
Japanese Stores Facial Recognition Sharing on Apr 21, 2014
A controversy is brewing in Japan after a newspaper was tipped off about a practice stores use to combat shoplifting. A network of stores uses...
Debunking Start-Up's FST21 Case Study on Oct 07, 2013
This company won ISC West Best in Show 2 years ago, recently received $5 million in funding and is being talked about as the next big thing in...
The Laziest RFP Ever on Aug 13, 2013
Bad RFPs - out of date, vague or just plain confusing - are common. But this RFP is on a whole other level. It is as if no one even looked at...
3VR Significant Layoffs on Jun 28, 2013
3VR has laid off 15 employees, five of which are from its sales team, IPVM has learned. This leaves the company with a skeleton crew of three sales...
Multi-Camera Tracking Works? on Jun 27, 2013
Being able to track people across cameras and buildings simply by using cameras and analytics is something of a 'holy grail' for the surveillance...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Security Robots Are Just Entertainment on Jul 21, 2017
Great entertainment, no real security value.  That is the happy (or sad) state of security robots in 2017. Knightscope robot's drowning, the...
Wireless Burglar Alarm Sensors Guide on Jul 21, 2017
Wireless sensors for burglar alarm sensors are an increasingly common option for the historical labor intensive wired alarm systems. However,...
Competing Against ADT on Jul 20, 2017
ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection...
Hikvision Launching Deep Learning Recorders on Jul 20, 2017
Hikvision has become a common choice for super low cost NVRs. Now, Hikvision is aiming to move up market, with deep learning NVRs that claim far...
PR Campaign Exploiting Manufacturer Cybersecurity on Jul 20, 2017
Manufacturers increasingly have a bulls-eye on their back. As cyber security solutions providers grow, they realize a great way to get publicity...
Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E) on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We bought and tested...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It covers our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
$8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec on Jul 19, 2017
Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that...
Microsoft Video AI Cloud Services Examined on Jul 18, 2017
Microsoft has released one of the most amazing video analytics marketing videos ever. In it, they detect oil spills, track individual people giving...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact