All the ways that facial recognition can be fooled — and even hacked
- India is working on the world’s largest
facial recognition systemthat will comprise more than 10 million photos.
- Once deployed, the system will automate the police procedures — match suspects’ photos with the database. But is the database secure enough to be trusted with a country’s security?
- It is difficult to avoid a
facial recognitionsystem, However, over the past few years, researchers are looking out for new and innovative ways of doing so.
This could pose a hurdle for countries which plan to use facial recognition as a part of public security system.
India is working on the world’s largest facial recognition system that will comprise more than 10 million photos. Once deployed, the system will automate the police procedures — match suspects’ photos with the database. But is the database secure enough to be trusted with a country’s security?
With new advancements in deep learning, facial recognition has become highly accurate. It is difficult to fool this technology, but not impossible. Here are tried and tested methods of evading it :
Hiding your face
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Tweaking your photos even before the database is launched
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Styling up with “Juggalos”
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