Free facial recognition software has ability to ID faces in photos

Facial Recognition Software - Photo Sleuth - Virginia Tech

A Virginia Tech assistant professor of computer science seeks to uncover the identities of Civil War soldiers. Kurt Luther, the computer science assistant prof, has developed a free facial recognition software platform that utilizes crowdsourcing to significantly enhance the ability of algorithms to identify faces in photographs. The software program, which is known as Photo Sleuth, was developed by Luther in his efforts to uncover the mysteries of the almost 4 million photographs of Civil War-era images that may exist in the historical record, reports EurekAlert!. Via Photo Sleuth, users…

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An Apple facial recognition system could allow drivers to unlock their cars

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A newly-published patent reveals that Apple is working on a new biometric unlock feature for cars. Apple facial recognition tech for cars could be the future. The California-based tech giant, who is no stranger to patenting technology, is now patenting a system that lets drivers gain access to their vehicles via biometrics. The system would allow a car to recognize the owner as they approach. A newly published patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” describes technology that could use face identification to secure cars. The mobile biometric authentication…

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Facial recognition camera secretly used on Taylor Swift fans

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Security at the singer’s Rose Bowl show utilized facial recognition tech, unbeknownst to fans. A facial recognition camera was reportedly used at Taylor Swift’s LA concert back in May for the purpose of monitoring the crowd to check for Swift’s known stalkers. That said, this technology was employed in secret and used on fans without their knowledge as they watched a screen playing rehearsal clips in one of the kiosks that had been set up. The images where transferred to a Nashville “command post.” “Everybody who went by [the kiosks]…

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Delta facial recognition ID system rolls out in Atlanta airport

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Delta passengers can now use the airline’s first-of-its-kind “biometric terminal”. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the first to have the new Delta facial recognition system. Delta Air Lines is calling it the first “biometric terminal” in the United States. Delta Air Line passengers can cut down their wait times by using this new security system. Located at the international terminal in the Atlanta airport, the Delta facial recognition tech gives customers who want to use it the ability to check in, get through security and board their flights. In other words,…

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Facial recognition school surveillance has been added to New York school district

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New security technology has been implemented in schools to keep students safe. Lakeport City School District has been making headlines for installing a facial recognition school surveillance system in a high school, a middle school, six elementary schools, and an administrative building within its district. The technology scans student’s faces upon their entering the school, checking for matches in the security database. A state grant awarded the school distract the $4 million in funds required to install the system. The Lakeport City School District is using a facial recognition system…

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Where Mainstream Facial Recognition Technology is Headed (If Consumers Let It)

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Retailers now want to use consumers’ faces in everyday commerce. Facial recognition is going mainstream. It sounds good for business, but only if customers agree to smile for the camera. Beyond Searching for Bad Guys and Unlocking Phones Indeed, facial recognition is starting to be used for more than security purposes. In this world where everything has to be fast and efficient, retailers want to offer speedy customer service. Customers could be able to pay for a meal at a fast-food joint by saying cheese to a camera, check bags…

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Delta facial recognition technology moves quickly from “curb-to-gate”

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The airline intends to implement this tech throughout Atlanta’s international airport terminal. The new Delta facial recognition technology will soon be rolling out to provide travelers with “curb-to-gate” seamlessness. The first launch from the airline will occur at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport’s International Terminal F. The concept is to use facial recognition technology to skip ever having to show documents. The Delta facial recognition “curb-to-gate” technology, if it works as advertised, will let a traveler heading overseas head through the airport to his or her flight without having to take out…

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Facial recognition tech helps speed processing for travelers in Washington airport

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New facial recognition system has been unveiled at Dulles International Airport Air travelers may face less wait-time frustration at Washington’s Dulles International Airport thanks to a new processing system that uses facial recognition technology. The system can help reduce lines and speed up wait times without compromising security. The two new face recognition systems at Dulles are said to be a “user friendly” way to help relieve congestion for air travellers. One of the systems meets legal requirements for biometric entry-exit records and the other helps to accelerate the processing…

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“Selfie Pay” mobile payments to roll out from MasterCard

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A new form of verification is going to be launched in order to help to ensure transactions are secure. MasterCard has now revealed that it will be using its investments into facial recognition tech as a part of its mobile payments verification systems in order to help to make smartphone based transactions more secure. The goal is to decrease the risk of falsely declined transactions while boosting security when using mobile wallets. Trials of this mobile payments verification version using “Selfie Pay” have already been conducted in the Netherlands and…

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New mobile payments app aims to change the way tipping works

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New tipping app has been launched in Las Vegas A new mobile payments application is being launched in Las Vegas, Nevada. The app, called Tip.ly, is designed with tips in mind. Many of the people that work in Las Vegas, particularly those that work on the Strip, survive off the tips they receive from customers. The new app is meant to make it easier for people to tip for the services they receive, further removing the need for cash. App uses money transfer system and facial recognition technology to issue…

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PayPal tests new mobile payments security system

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PayPal seeks to make mobile payments more secure When it comes to mobile payments, security is a major issue. Mobile commerce has garnered a significant amount of attention from consumers around the world, but it has also attracted the interests of malicious groups that seek to exploit financial information. Hackers have begun infiltrating the mobile commerce scene, and this has made many consumers concerned for the security of their financial information. PayPal, which has established a prominent place in the mobile payments sector, has begun testing new technology that could…

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