Facial Recognition Technology Advancements

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Facial Recognition Technology Advancements

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Apple recently adjusted its facial recognition to better suit its consumer’s needs. Previous facial recognition technology faced a huge issue that had the ability to have consumers questioning themselves. Microsoft facial recognition technology used to unlock products like the Microsoft Surface computer were failing to recognize users that had made adjustments to their appearance. Those who originally set up the recognition wearing makeup, or even having a beard, were unrecognizable to the technology if these features were taken away. Many users reported that this made them question their decisions on changes in their look, leaving them wondering if their new look was not up to par, a hit to some users’ confidence.


Recent developments in artificial intelligence techniques and three-dimensional sensors have given companies like apple the ability to re-write these mistakes with better depth perception and a refined ability to analyze images. Apple engineers designed a highly sophisticated camera system that claims the chances of unlocking a random person’s face are one in a million due to its accuracy.


Make-up artist even took to YouTube to challenge this claim. James Charles, a popular YouTube personality, challenged the claim by applying dramatic makeup and wigs, and without fail the iPhone technology continued to be able to recognize him. The applications of this advancement in technology is amazing. How else could Apple use this type of recognition? Could this technology be used outside of facial recognition for unlocking devices?

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