Facial recognition is no match for face masks, but things are changing fast

Venture Beat | Apr 8, 2020 at 10:39 PM
  • In a major about-face in public health policy, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, and state and local health officials around the country recently began urging people to wear homemade face masks when they’re out in public.
  • Few facial recognition systems today recognize people wearing face masks, but some of the first to do so have emerged in China in recent weeks.
  • Using one of three real and simulated data sets, they claim they trained AI to achieve state-of-the-art performance, correctly recognizing people 95% of the time.