Face masks no friend to facial recognition systems

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 08. 03. 08:50

Even the top facial recognition system gets it wrong nearly half of the time when identifying a person wearing a facial mask.

That’s the prime finding a U.S. federal study on how computerized facial recognition technology is doing when it comes identifying those wearing facial coverings. The data is timely, given the increasing numbers of U.S. citizens now wearing masks regularly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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