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Facial scanner feature fails in 98% cases say report

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 May 2018, 15:55 IST

Facial recognition is becoming a norm in modern gadgets. From smartphones to laptops, and even home security systems, facial recognition is now an unsaid prerequisite. However, it is not perfect, a new study has claimed. Facial recognition software used by the UK's Metropolitan Police returned incorrect matched in 98 percent of the cases, Cnet reports.

As per the data acquired, only two of the 104 alerts generated by the facial-recognition software used by the Police were found to be accurate matches. Biometrics-based security systems are considered more secure and exclusive to the owner. However, if these statistics are anything to go by, then consumers and businesses are likely to have a hard time relying on the technology for their privacy needs. (ANI)

First published: 14 May 2018, 15:55 IST