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Facebook To Recognize Faces With Precision Of Human Eye

By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 20 March 2014, 04:55 Hrs
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BANGALORE: The king of social networking- Facebook is out with a precise face recognition tool called the DeepFace which can recognize friends, family and the other associated people in a picture posted by user. The facial recognition software is apparently as sharp as the human eye according Facebook’s blog post and a report from MIT.

According to the reports, Facebook’s DeepFace analyzes if it’s the same face or a different one when compared and is not to be confused with the facial recognition which puts up a name on the person. The software is to take the auto tagging feature of the Facebook to all new level.

When asked about the faces of the two people with different looks being the same, the software gets it right at 97.25 percent compared to human’s level at 97.53 percent, according to MIT.   Facebook says  it is 25 percent more efficient than the present software which is in use, reports Business Insider.DeepFace recognizes faces in two steps.

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