Facial recognition software

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  1. aussiemac86 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know of any (pref. free) facial recognition/biometrics software for OSX. What i want is some software which can be shown 2 pics and to tell if it is the same/different person.

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  2. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think facial recognition software is available yet for OS X, but is in development. The most promising for OS X seems to be not facial recognition exactly, but sub skin muscle wrinkling recognition around the mouth. Finger and thumb print recognition is out there.
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    ....Calling Captain Kirk, All hands on deck...

    I think the whole facial recognition is a bunch of B.S. :rolleyes:
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    BS? It's not perfect, but it does work to an extent.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Damn. That's one strong vodka & tonic.
     
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  7. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I would be interested in hearing if you find some.
     
  8. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I doubt you will find one that is free. This sounds like gov. agency type technology and that's expensive.
     
  9. savar macrumors 68000

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    It's hardly B.S. There is rigorous mathematics behind facial recognition and there is some extremely accurate software out there. Also, the algorithms are published for all to read, so there's no reason that somebody can't go out and write a facial recognition engine for OS X. I just doubt that there is an economic incentive at this point. I have seen facial recognition software for windows, and you can download a free, fully-working demo of it.
     
  10. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Ditto. The stuff works quite well these days. Plenty of false positives still but it does help quickly narrow down a person to a database of images.
     

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