An awkward resemblance to a certain eigenface might get you pulled aside in Las Vegas. Prof. Hilbert is probably spinning in his grave.
The MPEG-7 Standard, due for release this spring, has a strong information retrieval focus, including face recognition technology fast enough to locate a scene containing a particular person out of 24 hours of video in one second on a conventional computer.
Tampa drops face-recognition system The Tampa Police Department says the system, which scans faces in a crowd and compares them with a database of criminals, didn't help them catch even one criminal. Could it be that law enforcement is starting to understand that technology is no substitution for good old fashioned police work?