Viv.ie, a start-up located in Ireland working on face recognition technology, announced it is finishing a new type of facial recognition technology that does away with a number of the security pitfalls current facial recognition technology is commonly guilty of, according to a Sydney Morning Herald article.
Face recognition had gained some traction in the smart phone market, where individuals gain access to the device using the front facing camera on the device. This, however, has commonly been thwarted by simply holding a picture of the user up to the device. Viv.ie claims to have solved this problem.
In addition to getting past the problem of recognizing pictures as faces, which is achieved through image detection that looks to ensure the sample is in three dimensions, the developer is expecting to have similar technology that would also be able to detect if the sample being provided is fed from a prerecorded source or streamed to the software.
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