Facial Recognition August 23, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
Really interesting article recently in The New Yorker about Facial Reconition and how Facial Recognition ability it is now measurable, the problems of having high or low levels of Facial Recognition and how Police in the UK have a squad of ‘super-recognizers’
Most police precincts have an officer or two with a knack for recalling faces, but the Met (as the Metropolitan Police Service is known) is the first department in the world to create a specialized unit. The team is called the super-recognizers, and each member has taken a battery of tests, administered by scientists, to establish this uncanny credential. Glancing at a pixelated face in a low-resolution screen grab, super-recognizers can identify a crook with whom they had a chance encounter years earlier, or whom they recognize from a mug shot.
There is an online version of one of the Facial Recognition tests here