2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Face Recognition and Online Identity

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
531 E 4th St


Biometric technologies are seeing widespread usage through social networking services (SNS) such as Facebook and Google+. These SNS are using face recognition to help users organize photos and tag the individuals in each photo, making face images more searchable and discoverable. Surprisingly, these algorithms are able to deal with images considered extremely challenging for traditional face recognition systems. The presentation will discuss how well online face recognition algorithms actually work based on in-depth performance tests, whether they are improving over time, their vulnerabilities and limitations, and what online face recognition means for privacy and security.

Hashtags: #sxsw #SNSfacerec


Olga Raskin at SXSW

Olga Raskin

Mgr, Identity Research


Olga Raskin is a manager of identity research at Novetta. Olga leads identity-related research projects for government and commercial clients, focusing on biometrics and online identity intelligenc...

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