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Crocheted Anti-Facial Recognition System

How can you subvert a camera equipped with a facial-recognition system? With crochet! Howie Woo crocheted a mask with a series of detachable facial features that make you look more like a cartoon character than a real, recognizable person. Hey, these could be useful for creating real-life rage faces, too! There’s a video at his site [...]

Better Facial Recognition Algorithms Through Caricatures

Since 9/11, there’s been a renewed interest in facial recognition algorithm to catch terrorists trying to slip into the country but ten years later, the system ain’t anywhere close to perfect (yes, even including Facebook’s creepy facial recognition system) Perhaps they’re going about it the wrong way, according to Ben Austen of Wired. Rather than taking [...]