facial recognition
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Is facial recognition insecure?

Facial recognition access control matches a face’s characteristics against a template in a database. That template must have been enrolled and authorised in the database first, then a matching process follows where identifying points are verified against the authorised template.

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As with any technology, not all systems are created equal. In the studies conducted by NIST, while some of the algorithms tested only had a 70% accuracy rate, or had problems identifying women or those from ethnic minorities, the best achieved accuracy of over 99.8% across all demographics.