Facial Recognition Technology and the Next Generation Identification System

Facial Recognition Technology requires a photographic camera combined with face recognition software. The software identifies human faces captured by the camera, and quantifies them using an algorithm. The algorithm measures “nodal points” on the face, such as the distance between the eyes, cheekbone shape, nose width, and jaw shape. The combination of the nodal points becomes a person’s “faceprint”. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that it will use Facial Recognition Technology in Continue Reading →

STLR Link Roundup – September 28, 2012

Crowdsourcing Patent Analysis – A Team Effort The USPTO, Google, and Stack Exchange have teamed up to crowdsource patent analysis and expand the scope of access in areas like software patents. For the first time in the history of American patent law, the USPTO is inviting third parties to submit relevant materials to patent examiners. Stack Exchange has set up a website which users can access pending patents, submit prior art, discuss patent validity. Google Continue Reading →