NEC’s newest facial recognition tech is able to track changes of substantial age and weight to match faces to their younger, slimmer selves. A recent Homeland Security test within a 1.6 million person criminal database saw 92 per cent accuracy.
NEC’s error percentage was only 0.3 per cent, compared to the next best system in the report, which came in with 2.5 per cent. If that doesn’t sound impressive, consider that NEC was able to pair one of its employees – pictured above – with an image of himself 23 years ago. The software, geared towards security and immigration control, works by focusing on certain features (such as eyes and mouth) while ignoring others, such as the eyebrows. [CrunchGear]