Facial recognition is up to 30% more accurate now than in 2010, research suggests


The efficiency and accuracy of facial recognition algorithms has increased by up to 30 percent compared to 2010, research data published in a recent NIST report suggests.

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The report called “Performance of Face Identification Algorithms” features results from algorithms submitted by 16 organizations. Performance was defined by recognition accuracy, as well as the time the algorithms took to match one photo against massive photo data sets.

The database of images employed during the research included 1.6 million faces. Some were ANSI/NIST ITL 1-2011 Type 10 standard, others were ISO/IEC standard and 140,000 of them were images taken on webcams in uncontrolled environments.

The tests performed best on the high-quality ISO standardized images, and no algorithms worked well with the webcam images.

Beside the serious boost in algorithm accuracy, one of the most surprising research results was the fact that images of older individuals were identified more accurately than those of younger persons, suggesting that we become steadily easier to recognize using facial recognition software, and more distinguishable from our contemporaries, as we age.

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