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Artist finds brilliant way to mess with facial recognition technology

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Facial recognition technology is booming both for commercial and security purposes, from Amazon scanning faces in its grocery store to police using the software on 117 million Americans.

But a Berlin-based artist has found a way to confuse these computer vision algorithms with a concept that borrows from the camouflage techniques used by animals. 

With the HyperFace project, Adam Harvey uses thousands of “algorithm-specific optimized false faces which reduce the confidence score of your true face,” as he told Mashable via e-mail. 

Prototype of the patterns.

Prototype of the patterns.

Image: HyperFace Prototype by Adam Harvey / ahprojects.com Read more…

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