Recently Amazon, Microsoft, and others have taken a step back to review the use of their own face recognition software. Some users of this technology may use only face recognition to identify a person. This idea that you only need the face recognition software to identify a person doesn’t allow for errors in the programming and we all know that programs have errors. Understand the errors and how they present themselves in the program will help the person reviewing the results.
Our research, published below, indicates that some face recognition software will misidentify a woman by as much as 18% more than a man. We hope this research brings to light the errors in identifying women. Not to say we shouldn’t ever use face recognition software, but when we use this software, we can’t rely on it without careful review of the results. Only then can we make a true judgment if the faces match.
Read the report below or download it here.