Facial recognition - computers now better than people

  • 25 April 2014
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Today, Chaochao Lu and Xiaoou Tang at the Chinese University of Hong Kong say they’ve done just that. These guys have developed a face recognition algorithm called GaussianFace that outperforms humans for the first time.
 
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While this is an exciting technical achievement, it's yet another tool in the surveillance arsenal that could be ripe for abuse.

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