Masks May Not Protect Against Future Facial Recognition Tech

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The coronavirus outbreak has people around the world wearing masks, causing difficulties for facial recognition technologies that must become more efficient to survive, CNN reports.

“If the [facial recognition] companies aren’t looking at this, aren’t taking it seriously, I don’t foresee them being around much longer,” Shaun Moore, CEO of Trueface, which creates facial recognition technology that’s used by the US Air Force.

Tech5, a Swiss company that works with law enforcement, among other customers, told CNN that they’ve been working on facial recognition technology that can recognize partially concealed faces since before the pandemic, since partially or completely covering one’s face is common in some parts of the world, particularly southeast Asia.

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  1. LOL!!! Masks to “protect” about facial recognition!!! Reminds me of the cat that tried to hide, but the tail would be visible. That’s how stupid those freedom lovers are. Seriously? they think there are no banks in Arab countries? No jewellery stores?


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