Beat Facial Recognition with Glasses

If you don't want to have your face show up in databases across the globe, there is a way you can (currently) fool the machine. Apparently, wearing a funky tortoiseshell patterned glasses is enough to fool the software. The crazy thing is that this confuses it so completely, that often it can't even figure out gender. Make sure you check the link below for the examples on how bad it misses the mark.

The attack works by taking advantage of differences in how humans and computers understand faces. By selectively changing pixels in an image, it’s possible to leave the human-comprehensible facial image largely unchanged, while flummoxing a facial recognition system trying to categorise the person in the picture.

Source: TheGuardian