A friend of mine has just returned to Australia after a trip to Canada. One of the things he mentioned about the trip through Customs was that the authorities scanned his eyes. While three dimensional or 3D facial recognition
Just the other day I heard of this man who accidentally shot himself in the face. That in itself is an achievement but the point is that doctors operated on this man and were able to give him a new face. It was like a facial transplant. I saw the movie “Face Off” and instantly thought of the possibilities of disguise beyond any form of previous recognition. How would that scenario play out as a law enforcement logistics nightmare?
Airports are the crossroads for many travelers and one of our most vulnerable points of attack for terrorists. Surveillance
Iris scans identify us by peering into our bodies. The
John Daugman PH.D OBE of Cambridge University Computer Laboratory is the pioneer of iris recognition. A scanner shoots invisible red light into the eye to locate and isolate the iris. From this it plots the random patterns of the iris and constructs a mathematical equation called an iris code. This code can then be compared to a database of other codes and searches for a match.
* Security screening at airports worldwide.
* Border security.
* Control access to restricted areas such as government buildings.
* Children identification and location.
* Schools, hospitals and prisons.
The authorities at the United Arab Emirates Dubai International Airport scan more than seven thousand people each day. They count on the system to catch people trying to enter the country illegally. As eighty percent of those living in the United Arab Emirates come from overseas, all foreign visa holders are tracked against a database blacklist of more than half a million criminals and visa violators. The system has already caught more than twenty five thousand people trying to enter the country illegally.
While facial recognition