A couple of years ago was a very popular service FindFace, owned by NtechLab, which allowed to find a person in a social network “Vkontakte” have only one photo. It was enough to take a picture, then the system found the user’s page. At the end of last year, the service was closed because the company NtechLab started to develop solutions for the state on the basis of face recognition technology. And the alternative to it was not — until recently.
February 8 was launched service SearchFace, which functionally repeats FindFace. After uploading photos, the system generates a search result from the page “Vkontakte”, which, in its opinion, comply with the request. One of the first discovery found readers of “Habra”, which found that domain was registered last fall (just after the closing FindFace).
SearchFace works very well — we tested the service by uploading a few pictures and in all cases he gave the exact result. The algorithm works very accurately and does not show users with similar facial features: it allows to reduce the results and make it relevant. It is noteworthy that the service finds even closed profile “Vkontakte”.
If the attitude SearchFace to FindFace — it is not clear, all the contacts of the developers are hidden. Yes, and the service is not yet similar to a working version: most likely, it was created for internal use.
Recall that in August last year in Russia using the system of face recognition have been caught the first offender. The technology allows the cameras to check up to 20 people per second. Previously, the system created by Russian engineers, has recognized the best in US intelligence.
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