Wall of Pre-Crime-Biometry at CeBit 2013

Dermalog zeigen derzeit auf der CeBit eine Wand, die per Gesichtserkennung und Biometrie Diebe und Betrüger erkennen soll. Funktioniert noch nicht so richtig („it recognised me as a male but then pegged me as ’60, +/- 15 years, happy’, which is technically correct but painfully unflattering), aber das wird noch. Und das Teil wird erst dann richtig spooky, wenn man weiß, dass die Bundesdruckerei an dem Laden beteiligt ist und die an biometrischen Logins und sowas arbeiten.

It’s not a cartoon-face pre-processor: it claims to be an automatic face recognition and fraud-prediction system. […] The idea of the system is that fraudsters will very likely not be happy, and may otherwise be characterised by predominating flags that help to narrow down their intentions

The floating text beside that torrent of faces which you probably can’t read is what shows the ability of the system. Having spotted a face, the system tags it with a gender, an age estimate, and a mood. Charmingly, it recognised me as a male but then pegged me as “60, +/- 15 years, happy”, which is technically correct but painfully unflattering.

The wall that knows whether you’re a criminal