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Gary Stover
FRT
Thu Jan 10, 2019 07:57
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The systems available today can distinguish between identical twins on photos taken years apart. That's why Atlanta Airport doesn't fear terrorist organizations or rogue states using look-a-likes to board planes. There are a lot of current driver's license photos that show an image worse in quality than antique photos. They still work. You can grow a beard, wear a hoodie, you could probably even undergo cosmetic surgery, and the current systems would still be able to identify you. There's nothing inheritantly different about an old photo.

  • Re: Facial Recognition TechnologyDaniel Buck, Thu Jan 10 07:15
    Gary, again, you are changing the subject: the entire point of this discussion is on how facial recognition technology doesn't work well with antique photos. And more specifically, how FRT is misused ... more
    • FRT — Gary Stover, Thu Jan 10 07:57
      • Re: FRT Wayne Sanderson, Thu Jan 10 23:25
        Students of the history of criminology and law enforcement will tell you that this matter came to a head over a century ago and it was settled then in favor or more reliable means of identification.... more
        • Provenance, Provenance, ProvenanceGary Stover, Fri Jan 11 10:39
          There are as many mistakes made over misdiagnosed provenance as there are over mistakes made by experts examining an object. At the same time, provenance on the photo of Wyatt and Bat we've been... more
          • Re: Provenance, Provenance, ProvenanceWayne Sanderson, Fri Jan 11 21:50
            I understand the point you are making, even as you use an example that does more to make my point than yours. The provenance that tends to support the authenticity of an apparent work of an old... more
        • Re: FRT Anonymous, Thu Jan 10 23:26
          I had meant to post a link for those who wanted to see for themselves what Bertillon was. Here it is.... more
      • Re: FRT Daniel Buck, Thu Jan 10 08:10
        Gary, I do not want to belabor this discussion, but here's some reading for anyone interested: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/17/should-we-be-worried-about-computerized-facial-recognition ... more
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