Facial recognition can identify people by measuring dozens of distinguishable features on the face

Facial recognition software reads the geometry of a face captured from a photo or video to create a unique code or ‘faceprint’

Faceprints are compared with those on a watchlist and a computer ranks likely matches which are later verified by a human operator

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Facial recognition software reads the geometry of a face captured from a photo or video to create a unique code or ‘faceprint’

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Faceprints are compared with those on a watchlist and a computer ranks likely matches which are later verified by a human operator