March 14, 2011 AT 4:45 pm

This year’s new look? NOT DETECTED

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Sign of the Times: Camo That Outwits Facebook’s Facial Recognition… via .

Adam Harvey’s thesis project at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunication Program is very Philip K. Dick: in a world where there’s some computer-assisted lens watching you almost everywhere, use the inherent dumbness of facial recognition algorithms against them. How? With artfully-applied, avant-garde face makeup called CV Dazzle. It works like a charm against Facebook’s built-in face-detecting bots, too…


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4 Comments

  1. Heh. Tropical fish have been doing this for eons…

  2. Testing the resistor thing.

  3. Rather than wear makeup, why not just use photo shop to alter the photo enough so it can’t be recognised by facial recognition software?

  4. @FotoShop – because the point of this isn’t to fool facebook, it’s to fool facial recognition software being run against CCTV and other surveillance camera networks. The same facial recognition algorithms are used in facebook’s system and in iPhoto, so it’s a viable proof-of-concept. I, for one, welcome our Pris-doppleganger overlords.

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