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They’re watching! And they recognise your face...

The more you have to hide the more it scares you!

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

The opportunity to identify culprits… just look at the situation at the [Global Citizen Festival]…

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

Any biometric technology has a threshold of acceptance… FNB uses a selfie to open a bank account…

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

“Facial recognition” refers to technology capable of identifying a person from an image.

It is typically used to control access in the same way as other biometrics such as fingerprint or eye iris recognition systems.

Many social media platforms, most notably Facebook, use facial recognition technology.

Security services and police in many countries also use it, while some smartphones only unlock once it recognises its owner's face.

A significant benefit of a facial recognition system is that it does not require the cooperation of a subject to work.

However, facial recognition is less accurate than other biometric systems.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Marius Coetzee, CEO Ideco, about the science of facial recognition.

Ideco sells biometric products and services.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

CCTV technology is almost everywhere… the quality is not necessarily acceptable for the purposes of facial recognition…

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

Any biometrics in court need to be presented by an expert… The actual technology is not the evidence…

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

You can take a photo of a person… and do a Google search… you’ll be surprised how accurate the facial recognition can be!

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

The facial recognition technology used in an iPhone creates 30 000 tiny dots on a face… so it depends on how identical the twins are… to use that technology in a criminal case… won’t be sufficient…

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

There are many airports in the world… the engagement at passport control… there is no person involved…

Marius Coetzee, Ideco

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