Pandemic masks thwarting face recognition tech, says US agency

Pandemic masks thwarting face recognition tech, says US agency

A study published by a US agency found that even the best commercial facial recognition systems have error rates as high as 50% when trying to identify masked faces. The National Institute of Standards and Technology added that it is launching an investigation to better understand how facial recognition performs on covered faces. NIST is working with the CBP and DHS to study the problem.

Robert_Clearwater 1 weeks

The doctor that ran 22 miles, oh wow the twitter videos he posted shows him stopping every 55 seconds to "check his oxygen" while he heaves and catches his breath. I didn't see anyone run 22 straight miles. You must be some kind of stupid to think obstructing your breathing doesn't hamper your breathing. Put the square shape in the square hole.

Don Grantham
Don Grantham 1 weeks

I find it hilarious that a few months ago you couldn't enter a bank while wearing a mask without being called a criminal. Now, the mask is required or you're considered a criminal. Reeeeeeeeeeeee

Deathstorm 6
Deathstorm 6 1 weeks

I don't see why you would go on a run or do any strenuous outdoor exercise with a mask on, you would already be social distancing, unless you run while humping someone's leg, and the outdoors decreases the risk of spreading it

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 1 weeks

You mean to tell me a mask that covers up your features thwarts facial ID.... wow! Bank robbers where ahead of their time

michael 1 weeks

lol, masks make it hard to identify people? who would have thought?

Special 1 weeks

People should start wearing balaclavas for added protection against the ccp virus.🤪😜

Ibrahim 1 weeks

This is good.

Max Bants
Max Bants 1 weeks

Good, you Alphabet soup cauldron of Orwellian nightmares.

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