automatic face recognition


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Noun1.automatic face recognition - biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces; "they used face recognition to spot known terrorists"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
biometric authentication, biometric identification, identity verification - the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics; "negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification"; "if a pin or password is lost or forgotten it can be changed and reissued but a biometric identification cannot"
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Technical details were shared with the faculty of management studies, who gave various suggestion including identifying the users of the website, reworking the contents of the home page, portability of the data across platforms used by different stakeholders, details of the child entered, use of automatic face recognition techniques and integrating the website with social networking sites etc," Singh said.
Co-author Jonathon Phillips, an electronics engineer at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), said that for twenty years, the assumption in the automatic face recognition community has been that all important identity information is in the face.
A blanket prohibition on automatic face recognition in social networks would stifle the development of these technologies, which are useful in their own right.
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