The power of facial recognition technology is proving divisive. The systems are already being used to improve security, identify missing people and deliver smart personalised services, but there’s genuine concern that the technology could lead to a ‘Big Brother’ surveillance society.
We’re arguably at the start of the facial recognition revolution. Greater computing power, edge processing, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are making systems ever smarter, giving them the ability to understand how people are reacting, as well as what they look like.
Facial recognition technology truly excels when it is applied to correctly identifying people in large crowds. We’re already seeing powerful access control systems deployed in different locations. So, using facial recognition in airports is a logical next step.
From catching criminals to tracing missing children, facial recognition technology is improving the way we live. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting and inspiring stories here, proving that the benefits of facial recognition are now almost impossible to overlook.
The survey showed a strong momentum behind facial recognition with 92% of the respondents indicating an interest in building systems featuring the technology. Read the full report.