When it comes to facial recognition, current technology is pretty easy to fool. Stick on a false moustache and it’ll immediately clock you as Tom Selleck. Over at Facebook though, they’re developing a new system that looks at the whole you – hairstyle, clothing, body shape – before making a positive ID.
Pose Invariant Person Recognition, or PIPER for short, promises greater accuracy than existing recognition technology that relies on full-frontal photos to work. Early results show it’s accurate about 83% of the time – a better strike rate than the existing tech.
It’s unlikely it’ll appear on Facebook anytime soon though and the company is viewing PIPER as a long-term research programme. So, plenty of time to get your look right.
Via. Ars Technica http://bit.ly/1KBr16a