Monday, December 12, 2011

Facial Recognition and Unknown Ancestors

I just came across an article in New Scientist online about using facial ID software to determine if people in a picture are related.  Apparently the software was correct just over 70% of the time, which is marginally better than a person.  What the article didn't answer was how far back the software could determine relationships.  For example if I compared a picture of myself to my great grandfather, would it see a resemblance?  You can read the article here.

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