Apple recently announced that the iPhone X will utilize face recognition technology instead of the current thumbprint for personal identification purposes. So it’s only logical for you to start wondering if this is new technology you’ll need to invest in for your business sooner than later. Maybe, and maybe not.
Here are some pros and cons of adopting this technology.
More Accurate Than You Might Expect
If you’re thinking about the facial recognition software that tags photos automatically in Facebook, be aware that the new iPhone X program is completely different. According to Forbes, the new Face ID works by using 30,000 infrared dots that map the face. It’s supposed to only activate when the user is looking directly at it with their eyes open. Additionally, it’s supposed to have a false positive rate of one in a million. The current thumbprint technology used by iPhones has a 1 in 50,000 false positive rate, notes Forbes. In other words, the technology can deliver accuracy, and unlike a scannable badge, your face can’t accidentally be left on the subway.
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