face recognition

Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you're human

The machines are getting smarter and facial recognition may not be enough to tell you're a human. Machines can make faces, too, but they're not so good at answering questions with them. That could lea

Civil liberties groups ask for ‘moratoriums’ on face recognition tech

Armed with new research, civil rights organizations are urging the Justice Department to investigate law enforcement’s excessive use of face recognition technologies. A coalition of more than 50 civ

Apple Patents Face Recognition Tech For Enhanced iPhone Privacy And Automated Controls

Apple has been issued a patent by the USPO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for using facial recognition and detection on a mobile or desktop computing device. This could work a lot li

NEC's New Face Recognition System Is 100 Times Smaller Than Existing Ones

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Picture-62.png" /> Face recognition technology that can be used to identify a given person's age and gender isn't exactly new. But NEC ha

Video: Panasonic Face Recognition System Detects 64 Faces Simultaneously

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/face_recognition_panasonic-620x333.png" /> If you thought the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/27/nec-working-on-advanced-face

Face Recognition For Dogs, Cats And Birds? There's Software For That (Video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Picture-33-620x307.png" /> Earlier this year, Fujifilm released the Finepix Z700, a camera that's able to detect the faces of cats and d

NEC Working On Advanced Face Recognition Technology

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/nec.png" /> NEC is working on face recognition technology that helps detecting human faces even if they have aged substantially or gaine

Lockface: USB drive that uses face recognition to verify users

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Picture-21.png" /> A Japanese company called Futen (they don't have a website) is selling a USB flash drive that uses face recognition t

NEC technology identifies person's age and sex, delivers targeted ads

NEC announced [JP] the development of an electronic advertisement delivery and face recognition system that makes it easier for companies to address customers with targeted ads. The company uses a new

New face recognition system helps stores to identify VIP customers

Tokyo-based Tech security system provider Shiba Denshi Systems [JP] developed a technology that enables store employees to identify and systematically address “important” customers in a qu

Japanese face analysis system for age verification pwn3d by magazine

I don’t know how they ever believed this would work. How could they not have tried this? But really, it’s strengthening my belief about how technology advances in Japan. Briefly: Here in t

Face recognition technology identifies John Travolta 100% of the time

Or so they say. What they’re doing is using multiple pictures of the same terrorist/innocent civilian to create a sort of average face, which in this case looks like you mapped Travolta onto one

Google Sort of Enables Face Recognition When Searching Images

The things that Google comes up with are pretty scary. The Street View on Google Maps is pretty cool, but it’s starting to feel a lot like Big Brother around here. It appears that when searching for