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It seems that there are surveillance cameras everywhere. Some social networking sites such as Facebook (which I refuse to use BTW) run facial recognition algorithms on photos posted by users. My iPhone can recognize faces with its camera, and some digital cameras like my Sony A6000 have a facial recognition mode where the camera focuses on faces.

While this is interesting to a geek like myself, it raises a question. How would one hide in plain sight from these robots? One thought is a burka, but today this would likely tag the wearer as a high risk target. And it’s female only.

The gender independent answer is CV dazzle. CV = computer vision. This is a strange style of makeup and hairstyle that computer facial recognition decides is not a human face.

link: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/makeup/374929/

 

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