How will 3D facial recognition improve public security?

BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory series recently shone on a torch on big data. During the show they discussed how big data is being used to improve facial recognition software.

The show speculated that 3D facial recognition could be smart enough to detect emotions on our faces. It also exposed flaws in 2D facial recognition technology, showing how the software failed to realise when it was seeing a picture of a person or a real person standing in front of the camera. Continue reading