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PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi reddit, my name is David and my PLOS ONE study shows untrained humans and computers make similar errors when confirming identification by facial recognition – Ask Me Anything!
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Hi Reddit, My name is Dr. David Robertson and I am Teaching & Research Fellow at the School of Psychological Sciences & Health, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK). My research focuses on applied face recognition and the use of this biometric in policing and security contexts. I recently published a study (Robertson DJ, Kramer RSS, Burton AM (2017)) titled Fraudulent ID using face morphs: Experiments on human and automatic recognition in PLOS ONE. Across three experiments we assessed the extent to which human operators and a smartphone algorithm accepted face morphs as a genuine match to a target face. Face morphs do represent a route to identity fraud in humans and machine recognition systems, human detection of these images can be improved through awareness training. I will be answering your questions at 1pm ET. Ask me Anything! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @UOSPsychology York FaceVar Lab website here.