This technology of identification of individuals analyzes the biometric characteristics of the human face, and works thanks to the development of complex mathematical processes and matching algorithms.
Facial recognition in recent years has evolved exponentially. It is very rare that we do not yet have a device with facial recognition, since it is already incorporated in any computer with Windows Hello and IR camera, any latest generation Android device, or the already popular [Face ID system] of the new iPhone X Facebook, with 1,450 million active users worldwide, uses the same system to recognize faces and automatically tag users in photographs.
Facial recognition and its advantages
This technology of identification of individuals analyzes the biometric characteristics of the human face. In the beginning, it started with simple geometric models, but today its level of sophistication is very high, thanks to the development of complex mathematical processes and matching algorithms.
Facial recognition systems can be of two types: based on each of the facial features (distance between the eyes, nose and mouth shape …) or photometric, based on the geometry of the entire face.
The advancement of this technology has aroused the interest of various markets and sectors, and its implementation in the universe of smartphones has already introduced it not only in companies, but also in homes.
In this way, it is already possible from unlocking a mobile phone through facial recognition, to authorizing payments on our purchases. The Orlando airport, for example, has incorporated software to expedite the flow of international passengers, and security forces begin using them to locate missing persons or capture criminals on the run.