What is Facial Recognition and How Does it Work?

The Professional Master’s Degree Computer Vision of TECH trains computer scientists capable of incorporating advanced digital image processing.

Nowadays it is common to hear about facial recognition, however, some people are not aware of all its functions. Therefore, the Professional Master’s Degree Computer Vision has a module focused on this topic, which works by identifying and measuring facial features in images or videos, finding whether a face in two images belongs to the same person, or searching for a face in a diverse collection of existing images. Biometric security systems and cell phones also use this tool to uniquely identify individuals during user onboarding or login and enforce user authentication activity.

These systems use unique mathematical patterns to store biometric data, making them one of the most secure and effective identification methods in biometric technology, facial data can be anonymized and kept private to reduce the risk of unauthorized access. Also, it has some advantages such as efficient security, higher accuracy, and easier integration. In this way, these are some practical applications of a facial recognition system:

  • Cyber security: Companies use facial recognition technology instead of passwords to strengthen cyber security measures, as it is difficult to gain unauthorized access to facial recognition systems. It is also a convenient and highly secure tool for unlocking smartphones and other devices.
  • Airport and border control: Many airports use biometrics as passports, allowing travelers to avoid long lines and pass through an automated terminal to reach the gate more quickly. Facial recognition technology in the form of e-passports reduces wait times and improves security
  • Banking: People can authenticate transactions just by looking at their phone or computer, rather than using one-time passwords or two-step verification that hackers can breach.
  • Healthcare: It can be used to access patient records and streamline the process of registering people in a healthcare facility and automatically detect pain and emotions.

Facial recognition technologies are incredibly attractive security solutions, although they have risks (like any system), they are convenient and difficult to duplicate. They will continue to develop in the future, so the challenge will be to maximize their benefits and minimize their risks.

Professional Master’s Degree Computer Vision

TECH Technological University is constantly at the forefront of the latest technology, therefore, recognizes the importance of machine learning and artificial intelligence which have different applications such as the operation of machines and robots for scientific and medical research. For that reason, they decided to create this master’s degree focused on train specialist to develop all types of computer vision projects.

In recent years, artificial intelligence has revolutionized the global market since it allowed to development of software and machines that are capable of learning and generating new knowledge, ell it is a tool that helps to create video games, robots, and vehicles.

In addition to that, computer vision is one of the most important of these because it is focused on how machines process the visual information received and how it can be used, that is why companies are looking for computer scientists specialized in this field.

The contents of this program were designed by experts in this career and the institution incorporated the latest knowledge on each module which treats in depth in relevant topics such as deep learning, digital image composition, convolutional neural networks, image classification, applications and state-of-the-art. Statistical data evaluation, object detection, digital image processing, image segmentation, advanced digital image processing, deep lab, facial recognition, advanced computer vision techniques, among others.

Re-Learning method

The Professional Master’s Degree Computer Vision of TECH is developed entirely online. During the 12 months of training, the student has access to the program’s contents at any time and from any device, allowing them to self-manage the study time with maximum flexibility and adapt to each student’s schedule.

It has its own learning method, ‘Re-Learning’, based on asynchrony and self-management. The contents are presented in an attractive and dynamic way in multimedia capsules that include audio, videos, images, diagrams, and conceptual maps to corroborate knowledge.

TECH Technological University

TECH Technological University, the world’s largest university, is also the official online university of the NBA (National Basketball Association) in Latin America. It belongs to the TECH educational group, a Spanish-owned multinational recognized by the Financial Times as one of the 200 fastest-growing companies in Europe. The company, founded and directed by Manuel Sánchez-Cascado de Fuentes, has also been considered the most highly valued Spanish technology company in the last 15 years.

Thanks to its fully digital learning system, it supplies training to students from anywhere in the world. An international trajectory has allowed it to become a benchmark in distance learning, with a catalogue of over 10,000 programs, over 100,000 new students each year, and 500,000 graduates from over 150 countries.

Specialized highly qualified postgraduate programs, they offer their students the best training programs at an international level, being leaders in employability with 99% of their students working in the first twelve months, according to data from the consulting firm KPMG.