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Chinese firm claims its facial recognition tech can identify people wearing masks with 95% accuracy

A Chinese company claims it has improved its facial recognition tech to recognize people wearing masks 95% of the time.


Increased usage of facial recognition masks during the coronavirus outbreak has foiled facial recognition cameras and technologies such as Apple’s Face ID feature. That has raised questions for governments, police forces, and companies that rely widely on facial recognition tech.


But the chief technology officer of Chinese firm Hanwang, Huang Lei, has told the Financial Times that its tech previously recognized mask-wearers half the time, but said this rate improved after it created a 6 million-strong database of photos of people wearing artificially-generated masks.


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