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Tag: Next Generation Identification

Facebook’s Facial Recognition System Is Superior to FBI’s Next Generation Identification

RecognitionSource.net

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When the FBI’s facial recognition system becomes operational this summer, it won’t be as accurate as Facebook’s system, the Verge reports.

The Next Generation Identification, which will store millions of photos, lists a ranking of 50 possible faces with an 85% chance of being correct, according to Verge.

Facebook’s new DeepFace system, by comparison, is more accurate. Give it two photos and it will identify the person with 97% accuracy.

“What will kill these systems is the false-accept rate,” said Shahar Belkin, CTO of FST Biometrics. “I don’t believe we’ll see a solution for that in the next five to ten years.”

Part of the problem is that the FBI is using poor quality photos that don’t show the face straight-on.

FBI’s Facial Recognition System Catches Criticism from Civil Liberties Advocates

From ivs-biometrics.com

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI’s plan to soon launch its facial recognition system has worried civil liberties advocates because the bureau won’t say whether it has any limits on its use.

The Huffington Post reports that the FBI plans to soon use 52 million photos in its biometric database, but where those photos came from and the accuracy of the facial recognition searches are unknown.

“There should be congressional oversight of this, and there should be rules,” said Jennifer Lynch, an Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney.
For example, Lynch asked, “How do you get your picture out of the database once it’s in there? And how do you even find out that it’s in there?”

The database, called the Next Generation Identification, is going to be shared with state and local agencies to help in investigations, the FBI said earlier.

The FBI said the database is a critical tool to preventing terrorism.