You may already be engaging with facial recognition technology on a day-to-day basis without realizing, but there are massive implications for the future of tech development. Perhaps Facebook correctly tagged you and your friends in some photos you recently uploaded and you wondered how it knew who was who. Facebook’s facial recognition technology, DeepFace, is able to identify human faces in digital images. Their system is said to be 97% accurate, much higher than even the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system at 85%. It raises the question: where will the future of facial recognition technology take us?
Uses for Personal Security
Theft of personal identity and financial information has become an increasingly real threat. From something like wireless identity theft through RFID scanning, meaning that hackers could potentially steal your credit card information without you realizing from a mere 6 feet away from you, to hacked ATM machines, it makes us all a bit more cautious. Facial recognition technology has already been used as a means to protect your identity; there are ATM machines in China that actually scan your facial and iris features to help prevent an unwanted stranger from using your information.
Uses for Commercial Security
Businesses may be able to use facial recognition software to identify criminals or previous offenders. This could be great for the headquarters of a commercial entity: if you have a secure parking lot, you could use something like Gatekeeper’s DriverCam to determine who exactly was coming into your parking lot. The high-resolution images produced by the DriverCam could be matched against a database of criminals to immediately flag anyone who shouldn’t be entering your facility. All this done while the vehicle is moving and the windows shut even through heavy tinted glass and sun glare.
Uses for National Security
Facial recognition technology has already been used to identify fraudulent passports or visas. This can be a great aid in combatting terrorist threats, which as we’ve mentioned before, is an absolute necessity in the age we live in. Gatekeeper’s DriverCam can work just as well for the government sector in providing necessary additional security benefits all by matching images up with a database of known terrorists.
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