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Facial recognition inaccurate in 98 per cent cases: Report

ANI
Published : May 16, 2018, 8:06 pm IST
Updated : May 16, 2018, 8:05 pm IST

From smartphones to laptops, and even home security systems, facial recognition is now an unsaid prerequisite.

Facial recognition software used by the UK's Metropolitan Police returned incorrect matched in 98 per cent of the cases, Cnet reports. (Photo: ANI)
 Facial recognition software used by the UK's Metropolitan Police returned incorrect matched in 98 per cent of the cases, Cnet reports. (Photo: ANI)

 Facial recognition is becoming a norm in modern gadgets. From smartphones to laptops, and even home security systems, facial recognition is now an unsaid prerequisite. However, it is not perfect, a new study has claimed.

Facial recognition software used by the UK's Metropolitan Police returned incorrect matched in 98 per cent of the cases, Cnet reports. As per the data acquired, only two of the 104 alerts generated by the facial-recognition software used by the Police were found to be accurate matches.

Biometrics-based security systems are considered more secure and exclusive to the owner. However, if these statistics are anything to go by, then consumers and businesses are likely to have a hard time relying on the technology for their privacy needs.

Tags: facial recognition, smartphone, security