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  •  I wonder if they have the resources (1+ / 0-)
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    to determine the identity of suspects they already had on file based on the photos/video they decided to release for the purpose of enlisting the public's help in ID'ing.

    Which, once the public decided to take them up on it, resulted in the wrong people being identified.

    Why was this necessary for the FBI to do? Was their facial recognition software broken?

    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 09:41:29 PM PDT

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    •  Your facts are out of order (2+ / 0-)
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      Ahianne, VClib

      The false identifications in the New York Post and on the Internet came before the FBI released the security camera video. As soon as the real video was made public, the suspect were recognized by school friends and family.

      I wouldn't call facial recognition software broken just because it does not match up to human skills when applied to unclear video images. The FBI did say publicly that they had tried it, and gotten nothing.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 02:08:16 AM PDT

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    •  DeadHead - as noted by others (1+ / 0-)
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      Facial recognition software is only as good as the data it has to work with. The video images didn't provide the type of distinctive data that allows for a quick and easy match.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:50:33 AM PDT

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