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Churches & facial recognition

2016-01-06 16:51:10.460098+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

A few years ago, I was amazed by a video that showed cars going through an intersection labeled in real-time with their license plate numbers and speeds. Last night on my train ride home I was playing around on my laptop with various facial recognition techniques to pull faces from my photo library, and identify them. It's actually hard to do with still data, because you only have one picture to work off of, but in video...

This morning on my Facebook feed this article about churches automatically getting attendance data via video popped up, but in that 4 years or so since the car intersection video showed widely deployed technology, video facial recognition has become ubiquitous. High end retailers are using it to identify regular customers. It makes total sense that churches are doing it.


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#Comment Re: Churches & facial recognition made: 2016-01-07 13:31:58.562506+00 by: battjt

At Disney last week, pictures of me on ride showed up magically in our PhotoPass account without me checking in at the end of the ride. I had assumed that it was related to the magic band I was wearing. Even that was disconcerting.

It may be easier to do in software with facial recognition than installing magic band readers all over.


#Comment Re: Churches & facial recognition made: 2016-01-07 17:31:51.200587+00 by: Dan Lyke

If I were implementing Disney stuff, I'd probably back-up the magic band with photo recognition. It's still not foolproof to do the facial recognition, but they're likely doing it anyway, and it'd be handy for them to know if people are passing off magic bands...

#Comment Re: Churches & facial recognition made: 2016-01-07 22:35:41.579205+00 by: battjt

At the main gate, they back up the magic band with a finger print, but only the front gate to each park.

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