Face-Recognition Technology Improves

March 14, 2003 | Source: New York Times

Facial recognition technology has improved substantially since 2000, according to a federal government report. The best facial recognition systems can now correctly verify that a person in a photograph or video image is the same person whose picture is stored in a database 90 percent of the time, with one percent false positives. Performance has also been enhanced by improving technology to rotate images taken at an angle.