This start up we are incubating is working on a facial recognition software deployed on a mobile device. A facial recognition system is a technology capable of identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source.
Technopedia defines facial recognition as “a biometric software application capable of uniquely identifying or verifying a person by comparing and analyzing patterns based on the person’s facial contours.”
Facial recognition applications continue to expand into different aspects of our lives. For example, facial recognition technology can now be used instead of a password to unlock a user’s iPhone. Biometrics, including facial recognition, can be used to validate a user when making online purchases. This method is much more secure and convenient for the user than remembering user IDs and passwords. Facebook has developed facial recognition to identify and tag people in photos posted on the website. Facebook will even reach out to the person and ask “is this you?” If the person responds in the positive, the website has validated that instance of facial recognition for that person.