Bad news for Antifa: Facial recognition software can now identify people even if their face is covered

A facial recognition system can identify someone even if their face is covered up.

The Disguised Face Identification (DFI) system uses an AI network to map facial points and reveal the identity of people.

It could eventually help to pick out criminals, protesters, or anyone who hides their identity by covering themselves with masks, scarves or sunglasses.

The software could also see the end of public anonymity, sparking privacy concerns from one academic, who has labelled it ‘authoritarian’.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Bad news for Batman.

    • Maurice Miner

      Good news for more exploding heads on Lefties.

  • Dana Garcia

    Interesting technology — but can it do burqas?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Can it be thwarted with the right mask?

  • I hope that their rich dads will step in to protect them.

  • Dave

    I’m not a big fan of “big brother” technology, but if it can be used to prosecute the fascist bastards…

    • john700

      I think those who came up with this were upset that certain women were harassed in airports and other places = asked to take off their masks so authorities identify them.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If use is limited to strictly law enforcement purposes, it is on balance a good thing.

  • Alain

    If law enforcement did their job this would not be necessary. It remains illegal to hide your face during demonstrations, not to mention those demonstrations being illegal due to criminal violence and assault. Therefore when they show up, round them up, remove their masks, expose their identity, and charge them in accordance.

    • Chris

      Isn’t it amazing that most of todays social ills could be cured by enforcing the current laws.

      • Alain

        Exactly so. This is why I cannot understand people not understanding that the authorities far too often use such things as an excuse to remove more and more of our civil liberties. Those same people either allow the thugs to exist and operate or import them such as Muslims and then turn around and say that in order to protect us we must give up our own freedom.

      • Blacksmith

        Generally that is the case and has been so for many years. Enforce the existing laws, but the politicians need to make laws to justify their existence so they write useless laws when the right ones are already on the books..

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