Face recognition is the process of identifying or verifying the identity of a person using their face. It captures, analyzes, and compares patterns based on the person’s facial details.
- The face detection process is an essential step as it detects and locates human faces in images and videos.
- The face capture process transforms analog information (a face) into a set of digital information (data) based on the person’s facial features.
- The face match process verifies if two faces belong to the same person.
Today it’s considered to be the most natural of all biometric measurements.
And for a good reason – we recognize ourselves not by looking at our fingerprints or irises, for example, but by looking at our faces. Before we go any further, let’s quickly define two keywords: “identification” and “authentication”.