Camouflage Makeup Seeks to Foil Face-detection Technology – InHardFocus – InHardFocus.com
September 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
Can simple camouflage techniques undo the work of face-detection surveillance cameras? Adam Harvey, a designer and technologist with NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, thinks so.
According to Popular Science, after reverse-engineering the algorithms behind face detection, Harvey created a series of blocky images that he says could be the “building blocks of anti-surveillance makeup.” Harvey has found that the most successful patterns are smaller than you might guess: A few random patches of makeup scattered around the eye seem to confuse face-detection software more effectively than larger patterns.
For those of you who are spooked by advancements like the facial recognition software iPhone app, Harvey’s research might lead to an easy—yet potentially off-putting—fix