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.

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