face recognition

Insomnia may impair accuracy of face recognition

Insomnia or lack of proper sleep may affect the accuracy of facial identification, a study with implications for those working in security, policing or forensic settings, has found.
 

Oct 09, 2016, 12:55 PM IST

Here's why you mistake strangers for familiar faces

Neuroscientists, including an Indian-origin researcher from Johns Hopkins University, have pinpointed a part of the brain that helps you decipher memory from new experiences.

Aug 20, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Combating child trafficking through a mobile app

 Struck by the horror of being kidnapped at the age of six, computer engineer Shashank Singh teamed up with a colleague to develop a mobile application that traces lost children and re-unites them with their families.

Aug 09, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Soon, China to introduce 'face recognition' ATMs

Chinese engineers are working on an ATM, which will for the very first time have the feature of facial recognition.

Jun 01, 2015, 19:21 PM IST
Human faces evolved to look unique

Human faces evolved to look unique

The amazing variety of human faces is a result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognisable to aid social interactions, according to a new study.

Sep 17, 2014, 12:56 PM IST

Bad at recognising faces? Blame your genes

The ability to recognise faces is a distinct human skill, separate from a general ability to recognise objects, and can be inherited, a new study has found.

May 09, 2014, 18:16 PM IST

Humans can only spot two faces in a crowd

People can only recognise two faces in a crowd at a time - even if the faces belong to famous people, according to a new study.

May 06, 2014, 17:58 PM IST

Finnish firm launches payment system with face recognition

The company is getting ready for deployment of the system in Helsinki, news website goodnewsfinland.com reported.

Jul 20, 2013, 17:12 PM IST

Finnish firm launches payment system with face recognition

Finnish company Uniqul has developed the world`s first payment system which recognises customers` faces and helps them pay without having a wallet, credit card or mobile phone.

Jul 20, 2013, 13:13 PM IST

Thermal imaging next big thing in biometric scanning

The next big thing in biometrics will be a thermal imaging scan that maps the blood vessels under the skin of your face for instantaneous face recognition that would be almost impossible to spoof, it has been revealed.

Jul 12, 2013, 12:58 PM IST

Now, mobile software that can recognise your face

Scientists have developed new software for mobile phones which they claim could track your facial features.

Oct 27, 2010, 17:45 PM IST

Now, mobile software that can recognise your face

Scientists have developed new software for mobile phones which they claim could track your facial features.

Oct 27, 2010, 17:45 PM IST