Face Masks Are Messing Up Facial Recognition Software
While face masks are meant as a way to protect us it may be doing their too job too well.
A new report says matching a picture of a person wearing a digitally added face mask to a different photo of the person without the facial recognition failed to match 5% to 50% of the time.
The reason it can’t match is because blocking part of the face means there is less information for the software to use to actually make a match.
So why is this an issue? Facial recognition software is used in a range of products and services like unlocking your smartphone and passing through a security checkpoint.
Some Iphone owners have found ways to change your settings to make faceid open up while wearing a mask. Check it out!
As a new ‘iPhone 12’ and new iPads are rumored to debut in October, Apple has promised to address this issue in future updates.
Susan Saunders 7/30/20