Scott Hanselman

Face Recognition...uh, not quite

February 8, '06 Comments [13] Posted in Musings
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Here's a weird thing. A site called MyHeritage wants to use Face Recognition Technology to connect folks with their relatives. As a demo, if you sign up on their site you can get a Celebrity Match as well. It's a fun technology demo, but I wonder how true a representation of their technology it is. I hope this isn't what we're using to stop terrorism.

Here's some results...some more disturbing than others. I wonder how Riya's face recognition would do. Note the "confidence" levels in the pictures below. Maybe this means I'll finally meet Tim Berners-Lee.





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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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