EvoFIT: Evolutionary science and anthropometrics applied to criminal facial recognition software

Anthropometric table of meausres for J K McCulloch
Anthropometric table of meausres for J K McCulloch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For a long time the process of identifying suspects in criminal cases was a rather frighteningly imprecise one of line ups relying on human’s often variable ability to remember specific facial features. Now, using evolutionary and anthropometric sciences, this article shows how new software can allow identification using a gradual process of increased recognition more akin to the way we actually recognize people.

Monitor: Memory upgrade | The Economist.

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