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Facial-recognition algos vary wildly, US Congress told, as politicians try to come up with new laws on advanced tech

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: Unmasked

"Sufficient training data" is necessary (by definition), but not sufficient. Simply throwing more data at a model will often lead to over-fitting or other anomalies.

There's a vast and rapidly-growing amount of research on this problem area, and forum posts from non-practitioners will not capture it in any useful fashion.

Given unlimited resources - including time and expertise - it's possible to asymptotically approach perfect facial recognition. But resources are obviously not unlimited, and the practical limit on facial recognition for economically-viable use cases in the near future may remain mostly quite poor. Certainly in some problem domains, including the notorious job-applicant one, it appears to be little more than algorithmic dowsing.

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