Foil face-recognition cameras with Privacy Visor
(Credit: National Institute of Informatics)
Worried about all those security cameras tracking your every move? Try rocking one of these visors and enjoy anonymity once again.
Developed with Seiichi Gohshi of Kogakuin University, the visor has a near-infrared light source that messes up cameras but doesn’t affect the wearer’s vision, according to the institute.
They’re hardly fashionable, but the lights create noise that prevents computer vision algorithms from extracting the features needed to recognize a face.
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The prototype visor has 11 LEDs aro… [Read more]
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