How Much Longer Before We Will Each Be Identified and all Our Movements Tracked?
We have all read about facial recognition software. Researchers are continuing to hone this technology.
Now, researchers have developed computer software that can scan video images of groups of animals, identify individual creatures within those crowds, and then track their movements— humans can’t tell one individual from another.
Rather than focusing on specific features, the software compiles a “visual fingerprint” that’s based on the brightness and distinct arrangement of pixels in still images of each animal taken from the video. From a well-lit video, the software can develop visual fingerprints of up to 20 individuals in just 5 to 10 minutes.
Today it’s fish in an aquarium…tomorrow?
Just how much privacy will be left?