Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Wednesday 2005-11-30

The first partial facial transplant was announced today. The receipient was the victim of a dog bite, and the donor a brain-dead individual. Quite apart from the "organ bank" implications (look at that donor form again, folks), this raises some issues for biometrics authentication based upon facial recognition. As I suspect that this may be the first *publicly* announced facial feature reorg., how can facial recognition, which is not an exact science, even for an authentication program, be relied upon? ***