Science magazine article about new “sparse representation” technique in facial-recognition software

This brief article is fully available free online, (which is great), so there’s no point me going over it as you can read it if you wish. This new technique in face recognition technology is different to the existing techniques that are based on the face as a whole. How these man-made technologies compare to natural human face recognition I’m not sure. I wonder whether the human brain actually uses a number of different approaches to face recognition?

Software could spot face-changing criminals by Jacob Aron New Scientist Issue 2847 18 January 2012 p. 18-19.

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  • ABC  On August 1, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Regarding super recognizers; The below link shows before and after of plastic surgery. I have only seen Bruce Jenner from that crappy reality TV show but instantly knew it was him.

    • Anna  On December 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Hi ABC, my name is Anna and I am an UK based PhD researcher looking for super-recognizers for my eye-movement research. If you live in UK and would be interested in taking part, please contact me. Our lab will cover your travel expenses and reimburse you for your time. Contact details are available here- Cheers, Anna

  • C. Wright  On August 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

    If that’s true you are pretty sharp at face recognition. Wasn’t Jenner in some terrible movie from the 1970s? These days his face looks oddly androgynous to my eye.

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