Facial recognition is often seen in a bad light due to our fear of Orwellian surveillance states. But facial recognition – when used for the public good especially in the form of facial authentication – can bring numerous benefits. Because while facial recognition certainly can be employed in some shady ways, facial authentication actually increases individual security rather than decreases it.
Facial authentication is a great way to protect virtual content.But like all security features, it too has some dangerous loopholes.
When a person gains access to a secure building, sensitive data, or vast sums of corporate finance via facial authentication, how do you know they are who they say they are – for sure?