Today’s technology advances what passport control has been doing for more than a century.
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Face recognition technology follows earlier biometric surveillance techniques, including fingerprints, passport photos and iris scans. It’s the first that can be done without the subject’s knowledge.
Can you tell which faces are real and which are synthetic? Answers are at the bottom of the article.
Scientists measured the brain activity of people trying to discern real from synthetic faces.
Plans to use face recognition technology at public events raise issues about civil liberties.
Regulation must protect AI innovation while addressing risks, but what’s the right balance?
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With fine-tuning, the approach correctly balances the risks with the need to encourage innovation.
Voters display their permanent voters card during the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos.
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Logistical challenges facing the 2023 elections remain huge given the number of political parties, the security environment and the number of contestants at various levels.
Some people are inherently better at tasks like reading X-rays.
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To achieve perceptual expertise, you may need more than smarts and hard work. Research suggests there’s a general ability that may help you succeed in jobs that depend on perceptual decisions.
Australia’s consumer advocacy group Choice identified three Australian retailers who use facial recognition to identify consumers. What are the privacy concerns?
The technology is currently being trialled outside of Australia. It’s one of the first major attempts to bring it to western markets on a large scale.
‘Have we met?’ Actor Brad Pitt thinks he is faceblind.
No single test can accurately determine whether you are a super-recogniser.
Robots are more likely than people to misclassify emotions when reading faces that are partially covered. This could lead to unexpected behaviours when they interact with people wearing masks.
Even though they cover most of our features, face masks are no match for our highly-evolved capacity to recognise friends.
AI can be biased.
Emotion recognition technology raises questions about bias, privacy and mass surveillance.
Can you recognise voices?
The people who are excellent at recognising faces might also excel at recognising voices.
Psychologists are hoping a new, extra-difficult facial recognition test will help unearth more of Australia’s top performers in facial recognition — known as ‘super-recognisers’.
With face masks now compulsory or recommended in various parts of the country, how are facial recognition systems functioning?
Your ability to recognise faces may have some connection to your extroversion, empathy levels and anxiety.
Camera never lies.
If you thought police surveillance was mere CCTV, it’s time to catch up on what’s happening on the other side of the lens.
Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and is one of the actors whose face is part of a new test of face recognition skills.
Facial recognition is a crucial skill, but difficult to test accurately. Researchers are taking advantage of the popularity of Game of Thrones to test the limits of our ability to identify a familiar face.
One of these people is on a wanted list for theft. A super-recogniser may pick them at a glance.
Even the world’s best available training – used to train police, border control agents and other security personnel – does not compensate for natural talent in face recognition.
Students tested on their ability to tell whether two images were of the same person were wrong 30% of the time.
Same person or different person? Most people are extremely good at recognising faces of people they know well, but not so much strangers. See how well you perform on the tests in this story.