Self-Directed Research/Project Assignment:

According to techopedia, facial recognition is a “biometric software application capable of uniquely identifying or verifying a person by comparing and analyzing patterns based on the person’s facial contours.” And though facial recognition is primarily used for security purposes, though there is increasing interest in other areas of use.

Conduct your own research on the topic of facial recognition to determine the methods in which facial recognition systems work (Use reference links provided below). Explain how this technology can be used in at least three different industries in about 350 words. Explain the benefits and the problems that might arise with the use of these systems.

Be sure to cite your research for all material found on the Internet with hyperlinks at the end.

Below are some facial recognition videos that might help your research

Why Cities Are Banning Facial Recognition Technology | WIRED

Former CIA Operative Explains How Spies Use Disguises | WIRED

China: facial recognition and state control | The Economist

Life Inside China’s Total Surveillance State

Activists push to ban facial recognition technology at concerts

TSA, CBP, airlines testing facial recognition at airport security