Foolish Strategy: OEMing Facial Recognition

By: John Honovich, Published on Dec 13, 2018

Almost as 'hot' as face recognition marketing right now is OEMing facial recognition.

Last year, they were a who's who of company's with backdoors, now they are world leading computer vision experts.

The strategy now though is OEM face recognition, sell appliances through distribution for hundreds of dollars, profit fail.

Here is an example from one enterprising American entrepreneur's facial recognition system:

Actually, it is not. Not only are the OEMing the product, they lazily blurred out the name of their Chinese OEM in their supposedly own marketing, as shown in the original image below:

That company is not alone. Every week we see more and more companies who cannot spell CV release facial recognition systems.

Why ** ****

***'* ***** **** *** bull **** ** *** a ******* ****** *** facial ***********:

  • **'* * *** *****. It's **** ** **** into *** ******.
  • ***** *********** *** ***** it. **** ** *** want ** ** **** behind.
  • ****** *********** *** ******* criminals, ******* **** *** more (*************)
  • **** ******** ****** **** cameras *** ********* (*******, sell ** ** ******, profit) ** ** ***** work *** ****** ***********.

Why * ******* ********

*** **** **** *** tech ***** ******* ************ works ****** ** **** of *** ******* *** not *** **** ***. Dahua *** ******** ** thousands ** '*********' ******* on **** ******** **** *********** ****** works ****** (******) ***** ****** *********.

*** **** ** ** worked ******, *** ******** is ********** ** ******** problems:

  • ******* ********: *** ***********, low-cost ************ ** ***** on *** ******* ** low *******. **** *** box, **** **** *****, move **. ****** *********** does *** **** **** way. **** **** **** scenario, ****** *********** *********** is *** **** ********* to ****** *********** *** lighting, ***** ******** ****, knowledge *** ***** ****** cannot ** **** ******* significant ******* ** ****. Support ***** *** ***** to ********* ******** ***** customer satisfaction **** *******.
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