Accuracy and Facial Fecognition: What You Need To Know

One of the big debates about facial recognition is how accurate it is. It’s a debate we consciously didn’t explore in our BBC Click report. That’s because as soon as you start talking about accuracy you get into an important but very gnarly debate about statistics. However, given the amount of interest the story has…

The Police National Database (PND)

I spent a year following facial recognition’s rapid roll-out across the UK for BBC News. So-called “live”or “automated” systems are capable of instantly matching people who walk past a camera against a database of file photos. For the two police forces testing the technology, South Wales Police and the Met, that database is often drawn…

Facial Recognition and “ethnicity”

[This post was updated on 22nd May 2018 to include NtechLab’s response] Late on Friday I tweeted the following screenshot: When I came back after the weekend it had been retweeted 11,000 times, which is a new experience for me. The company concerned is the Russian firm Ntech. They’re very good at facial rec, by…