M2 PRESSWIRE-September 5, 2019-: An Update About Face Recognition
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Facebook says it is ending its practice of using face recognition
software to identify users' friends in uploaded photos and automatically suggesting they 'tag' them.
Nearly two years ago, Facebook introduced a face recognition
feature that went beyond suggesting friends to tag in pictures or videos but could let user know when they were in images they had permission to see elsewhere on the service.
The generic steps common to most face recognition
systems include cropping and normalizing the face image taken from a camera or other input device followed by feature extraction which generates a representation of the facial image which is then fed into a classifier and the classifier labels the image with one of its database images having the closest resemblance with the input facial image .
Srinivas Narayanan, Applied Research Lead, Facebook AI said in a company blog posting: "Facebook has always given you control over whether we use face recognition
technology to recognize you in photos.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan and the state company of the People's Republic of China 'CEIEC' will cooperate in installing cameras with face recognition
NEC Corporation announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition
to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan: New Chitose Airport, Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport.
This system is designed to accelerate the customs procedures at leading airports, where NEC's face recognition
technology can confirm travelers' identities when using the system's electronic declaration terminal and passing through exit gates.
"Our software employs a face recognition
algorithm that has been ranked very highly in terms of its quality.
POLICE face recognition
cameras should be banned as a threat to freedom, says human rights group Liberty.
(FR) is a natural and nonintrusive way of biometric measure because it requires no special arrangements and disturbances to the person being identified.
planned for high-tech OlympicsOrganisers of next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo have promised to deliver the most technologically advanced Games, and will introduce face recognition
technology for accredited personnel.Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya Monday said: "There will be a face recognition
system for all accredited persons.