Avoiding facial recognition of the future

January 5, 2012 | Source: ITProPortal

A Scanner Darkly (Credit: Warner Brothers)

New York-based designer CV Dazzle has created a camouflage technique that makes the invasive facial recognition portrayed in 1984 and P.K. Dick’s paranoid science fiction story A Scanner Darkly (and the movie based on it) harder to achieve.

The main focus of the camouflage is to use makeup and hair to create a look that is a mix between organic and machine. This makes it very hard to program software that can detect facial features if the traditional lines of a person’s visage are broken up in non-organic fashion.

CV Dazzle

CV Dazzle is camouflage from computer vision (CV). It is a form of expressive interference that combines makeup and hair styling (or other modifications) with face-detection thwarting designs. (Credit: CV Dazzle)