Researchers with an artificial-intelligence firm said they were able to fool facial-recognition software at an airport and mobile-payment kiosks using a printed mask, highlighting security vulnerabilities.
The researchers said the tests, which were carried out across three continents, fooled two mobile-payment systems, a Chinese border checkpoint, and a passport-control gate at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
However, researchers were unable to fool some facial-recognition software, including Apple's Face ID.
The company that designed the mask, Kneron, raised $73 million from the likes of Alibaba, Qualcomm, and Horizons Ventures after the study went viral.
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Facial recognition is being widely embraced as a security tool — law enforcement and corporations alike are rolling it out to keep tabs on who's accessing airports, stores, and smartphones.
As it turns out, the technology is fallible. Researchers with the artificial-intelligence firm Kneron announced that they were able to fool some facial-recognition systems using a printed mask depicting a different person's face.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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