Today, many consumers worldwide regularly interact with facial recognition technology. As mentioned in our other articles, a typical facial recognition use case is unlocking a mobile phone. However, there are many more uses of facial recognition, several of which are already widely adopted. This article provides our recent insights about facial recognition use cases and trends, based on our unique perspective as the developer of the top-tier FaceMe engine and solutions.
Our 2022 ultimate guide to facial recognition provides a complete and comprehensive overview of facial recognition technology and how it works. To recap, facial recognition is a biometric technology that identifies facial vectors and features and matches them with a pre-enrolled individual. This technology is best used across an edge computing infrastructure. Facial recognition has been around for several years and is now experiencing large-scale implementation.
Facial recognition technologies, such as CyberLink’s FaceMe, offer various capabilities to add value and are currently being adopted across many industry verticals.
When looking at vertical markets, 10 industries stand out as being ripe for integrating facial recognition and, in many cases, are already embracing it:
We will now explore specific use cases for facial recognition technology in these industries and highlight implementation considerations. We will also touch on innovative solutions that have impacted growth in key global economic sectors.
AI facial recognition technology is used for several reasons: to help secure and monitor a work environment, improve user experience, or even for pandemic control. Below are the top use cases of facial recognition.
Access control is the selective restriction of access to specific places or resources. To demonstrate how facial recognition can enhance access control, let’s consider the following examples:
Facial recognition is widely used in commercial and residential facilities to grant access to authorized employees, family members, or pre-registered guests – or restrict access to unauthorized persons. Examples include:
Customs and immigration screening is one of the least enjoyable experiences of any traveler, and passenger boarding is one of the many bottlenecks of air travel. In recent years, airport self-service kiosks and access control turnstiles have deployed facial recognition to the benefit of travelers in the following processes:
From research facilities, hospitals, factories, and warehouses, to agriculture and mining, there is a plethora of specialized equipment and machinery requiring strict access, operational control, tracking, and reporting. Thanks to facial recognition technology, access to restricted resources and equipment can remain secure. Below are some examples:
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