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Facial Recognition

You all must have heard about Apple’s iPhone X’s Face ID. It is one
the most famous applications of facial recognition application that lets
users unlock their phones with faceprint mapped by the phone’s
camera. Facial recognition has become a popular area of research in
computer vision and one of the most successful applications of image
analysis and understanding.
But what exactly is facial recognition? Facial recognition is a type of biometric software that
maps an individual’s facial features mathematically and
stores the data as a faceprint. There are various
algorithms used by the software most recent and effective being deep
learning. A dataset is made containing positive images of given
individuals which are trained using the deep learning algorithm. Then
the software uses the algorithm to compare a live capture or digital
image to the stored faceprint in order to verify an individual’s identity.

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