Tuesday July 08, 2014

Facebook Is Beating The FBI At Facial Recognition

All this means is that either Facebook is really good at facial recognition or the FBI really sucks at it. eek!

Compare that to Facebook's DeepFace system, presented at the IEEE Computer Vision conference earlier this month, and it looks even worse. Give Facebook two pictures, and it can tell you with 97 percent accuracy whether they're the same person, roughly the same accuracy as a human being in the same spot. To be fair, Facebook has a whole network's worth of data on its side, so it ends up comparing each face to a smaller number of possibilities.

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