Spotlight: Face Recognition Improves Security

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Abstract

Facial recognition technology has been widely used by the military for identity confirmation and surveillance. It is a unique biometric system because there is no contact necessary to gather images, unlike fingerprinting. Facial recognition, which is also used as a security feature on smartphones and computers, can be improved to more accurately identify a person based on their facial features. Researchers from the University of York FaceVar Lab are working on ways to improve facial recognition as a security feature that would also translate to improvements for military applications.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationOak Ridge, Tennessee
Commissioning bodyThe United States Department of Homeland Defence and Security Information Analysis Centre (HDIAC)
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2015

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Military applications
Smartphones
Biometrics
Face recognition

Keywords

  • facial recognition technology
  • surveillance
  • biometric authentication

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2015. 1 p.

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