Apple’s Facial Recognition Sets New Security Benchmark

Published By : 06 Oct 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Facial recognition is the talk of the town in the fall of 2017. Apple is vying to bring the technology to its new iPhone X and Facebook is trialing it for verifying ownership to recover accounts. While the technology at a nascent stage is subject to reliability issues, the big question now is if this long-dreamt procedure set to be part of our daily lives in the long run.

The iPhone X, which the brand is calling FaceID, will stand out among Apple’s other devices for its borderless display and facial recognition technology. Currently, most of the high-end handsets are featured with fingerprint reader and iris scanner to unlock devices. Apple, known for its pioneering instinct has set the ball rolling for facial recognition using an array of sensors built into the smartphone.

Large Check Points Make Facial Recognition Reliable

Facial recognition works in conjunction with TrueDepth camera, wherein several sensors are used to analyze more than 30,000 points on the face irrespective of change in the user’s appearance due to glasses, beard, etc. or even due to low light. For these reasons, FaceID tops the reliability parameter among other technologies for unlocking smartphone, authenticating users, and authorizing payments.

However, this is not the first in the smartphone market. Amazon’s Fire Phone was the first that dabbled with the technology in 2014, which never took off with consumers. Later, Samsung integrated similar technology in its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 devices. However, that proved to be futile when the system was compromised using a headshot or selfie of the user. It is no surprise that all eyes are on Apple and the reliability of FaceID. 

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