App to defeat facial recognition


Hoid
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U of T researchers developing tool to jam facial recognition software | CBC News

UofT scientist developing technology to defeat facial recognition. A lot of people are upset that all the pictures they have posted of themselves are in AI databases and allow them to be recognized now. By introducing a small distortion to your picture the new app will cause the recognition programs to fail.

"You can use AI to detect stuff, but you can use AI to break stuff as well."
- Joey Bose,

So the technology that may threaten you may also defend you.
 
Johnnny
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Stop posting pictures of yourself online then.
 
White_Unifier
#3
Does it work for just the face or other parts of the body too?

Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Stop posting pictures of yourself online then.

It's never a good idea to post pictures of yourself above the neck online.
 
DaSleeper
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Does it work for just the face or other parts of the body too?



It's never a good idea to post pictures of yourself above the neck online.


Or below the belt!!
 
White_Unifier
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Or below the belt!!

My feet are fine.
 
Hoof Hearted
#6
I've posted my pic on this site...and others. Who cares? There are cameras everywhere you go in public nowadays. Are we all going to start walking around with paper bags over our heads? Is this the paranoid future?
 
White_Unifier
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

I've posted my pic on this site...and others. Who cares? There are cameras everywhere you go in public nowadays. Are we all going to start walking around with paper bags over our heads? Is this the paranoid future?

Paper bags are ugly. I'f I were a woman, I'd wear a pretty hijab and sunglasses.
 
Hoid
#8
What do you mean "if"?
 
White_Unifier
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

What do you mean "if"?

What do you think I mean?
 
Curious Cdn
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

U of T researchers developing tool to jam facial recognition software | CBC News

UofT scientist developing technology to defeat facial recognition. A lot of people are upset that all the pictures they have posted of themselves are in AI databases and allow them to be recognized now. By introducing a small distortion to your picture the new app will cause the recognition programs to fail.

"You can use AI to detect stuff, but you can use AI to break stuff as well."
- Joey Bose,

So the technology that may threaten you may also defend you.

Those airport scans would have accumulated a library of hyper accurate 3D files on some hundreds of millions of people by now if they were smart enough to save them.
 
White_Unifier
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Those airport scans would have accumulated a library of hyper accurate 3D files on some hundreds of millions of people by now if they were smart enough to save them.

Information overload.

Perhaps they could take their cue from Ontario's casinos. Apparently their facial-recognition cameras are so accurate that they might catch a person if he stares straight into the camera in ideal light conditions.
 
Curious Cdn
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Information overload.

Perhaps they could take their cue from Ontario's casinos. Apparently their facial-recognition cameras are so accurate that they might catch a person if he stares straight into the camera in ideal light conditions.

I don't know of other happened but it could have happened. Imagine, the quality of recognition databases that you could collect with those airport scans. They could make holograms out of those.