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UK police start using face recognition software to catch criminals

British police officers have this week started using facial recognition software designed to automatically identify criminals from digital images. Police in Leicestershire become the first in the UK to test NEC’s NeoFace software, which the force says is capable of comparing any digital image of a suspect with photos held on its database, by comparing “dozens of measurements” against key facial features.

The force says the new software, which it has been evaluating for several months, cuts down on the amount of time officers need to spend sifting its database of more than 90,000 photos for possible matches. The method will soon be copied across the Atlantic ocean — the FBI is set to deploy its own facial recognition system, called Next…

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Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon: Real-time facial recognition software that lets you record and share animations from your phone

Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon


Intel Pocket Avatars is a new app just released on iOS and Android that might be more cutesy than our usual interest, but the technology behind it is very impressive. In…

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Pioneering facial recognition scientist now fears his work’s consequences

Dr. Joseph J. Atick is a pioneering researcher and entrepreneur in the field of biometrics and facial recognition. After investing in the technology in the early 1990s, he went on to make his fortune as the rest of the world started to catch on — by 2011, the New York Times reports that he’d made millions of dollars after the bulk of his company, L-1 Identity, was bought out by a French military contractor. However, much like Sen. Al Franken, Atick is now wary about facial recognition technology’s potential for abuse, envisioning a future where powerful companies and government agencies rob everyone of their anonymity. He’s now working on convincing the industry to create guidelines to ensure that people’s civil liberties aren’t…

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Parabellum and The Fashion Fund: Discussing recognition and growth with LA’s premier leather studio

Parabellum and The Fashion Fund


Tucked behind a lush residential street in West Hollywood are the offices of leather goods maker Parabellum. “It has been a busy year,” Head Designer Jason Jones tells CH, as he welcomes us with his very…

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Facial recognition unearths cloning conspiracy in ‘Manifold’ short film

What facial recognition technology means for the average citizen is still murky at best — hence the Obama Administration’s new interest in what the field signals for future privacy concerns. Still, imagine if searching for your face on Facebook and discovering more than you bargained for. That’s what Anthony Scott Burns’ beautifully shot short Manifold explores. The film has been floating around for a little while now, but it’s really too impressive to miss.

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App finds lost dogs through facial recognition

Lost your dog? Web and iPhone app Finding Rover aims to help find and bring your furry friends home.

    




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Pattern Recognition at MoCADA: A class of young, multidisciplinary artists break the norm with a show of ideological and aesthetic patterns in contemporary abstraction

Pattern Recognition at MoCADA


Coming from a background in marketing, Dexter Wimberly isn’t afraid of a hard sell. Since moving to the art world as an independent curator, Wimberly has worked to discover and promote talent that is…

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YOUMU: The Beijing-based fashion and accessories label cites eclectic influences on the path to global recognition

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The adornments lining YOUMU’s Beijing studio tell a lot about their work. An iridescent heart hangs on the wall alongside a set of plastic heads of Greek statues, and mannequins…

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Kinect hand recognition due soon, supports pinch-to-zoom and mouse click gestures

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Microsoft has been gradually enhancing its Kinect for Windows functionality since it debuted just over a year ago. The software maker is now close to releasing the next step: hand gesture recognition. It might sound like basic functionality, but Kinect’s hand detection will soon allow app developers to implement features such as pinch-to-zoom in apps thanks to a new handgrip detecting capabilities. An updated SDK, due in the coming weeks, will open this functionality up to pave the way for gestural equivalents of the mouse click.

Microsoft is demonstrating the updated functionality at TechFest this week at the company’s headquarters in Redmond. It’s fairly significant in Kinect’s evolution and in a demonstration I got to look at how you…

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