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10th Feb '17 12:26:29 AM JackG
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* Appropriatatly for a series that focuses on surveillance, this features in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', mainly as one of the methods employed by the [[ArtificialIntelligence Machine]] but also used by Finch on occasion. In "S.N.A.F.U", the Machine's recognition software is suffering a glitch, and HilarityEnsues as the cast do their best impersonations of each others character to convey the Machine's confusion as it tries to sort out who is who in Team Machine.

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* Appropriatatly Appropriately for a series that focuses on surveillance, this features in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', mainly as one of the methods employed by the [[ArtificialIntelligence Machine]] but also used by Finch on occasion. In "S.N.A.F.U", the Machine's recognition software is suffering a glitch, and HilarityEnsues as the cast do their best impersonations of each others character characters to convey the Machine's confusion as it tries to sort out who is who in Team Machine.
10th Feb '17 12:25:16 AM JackG
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* Appropriatatly for a series that focuses on surveillance, this features in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', mainly as one of the methods employed by the Machine but also used by Finch on occasion.

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* Appropriatatly for a series that focuses on surveillance, this features in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', mainly as one of the methods employed by the Machine [[ArtificialIntelligence Machine]] but also used by Finch on occasion.occasion. In "S.N.A.F.U", the Machine's recognition software is suffering a glitch, and HilarityEnsues as the cast do their best impersonations of each others character to convey the Machine's confusion as it tries to sort out who is who in Team Machine.
23rd Oct '16 3:13:24 PM JamesAustin
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->''Triela slowed only when her cyborg senses detected others ahead. She answered their cheerful greetings in Italian or German or French, comparing skin texture and facial construction against blurred images captured on CCTV in the aftermath of bomb atrocities, their acoustic pattern to voices plucked from the airwaves by the AISI. ''

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->''Triela ->''"Triela slowed only when her cyborg senses detected others ahead. She answered their cheerful greetings in Italian or German or French, comparing skin texture and facial construction against blurred images captured on CCTV in the aftermath of bomb atrocities, their acoustic pattern to voices plucked from the airwaves by the AISI. ''"''



This has become a popular crutch on most "[[PoliceProcedural procedural drama]]"-type shows. See also the step that comes before, pressing the EnhanceButton. Unlike the EnhanceButton, though, which is just nonsense in most cases no matter how good your technology is, incredibly powerful facial recognition software is something that could justifiably exist in futuristic or sci-fi settings.

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This has become a popular crutch on most "[[PoliceProcedural procedural drama]]"-type shows. See also the step that comes before, pressing the EnhanceButton. Unlike the EnhanceButton, Enhance Button, though, which is just nonsense in most cases no matter how good your technology is, incredibly powerful facial recognition software is something that could justifiably exist in futuristic or sci-fi settings.
23rd Sep '16 3:03:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Rampage}}'': In the third movie brand new facial recognition software is used to scan all the cameras in Washington D.C. to track down the shooter of the U.S. President.
16th Sep '16 2:24:28 PM JackG
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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'' has an example from before this trope was popularized. Suspecting Bond isn't the UpperClassTwit he's pretending to be, [[BigBad Zorn]] invites Bond to his office for a private discussion, where a hidden camera is linked to a KGB database. Zorn even gets Bond to look to the side (at a nearby painting) so the camera can get a profile shot of his face.
29th May '16 4:06:11 PM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in the hard-SF series ''ComicBook/TheFuse''. The software exists, but criminals and political extremists are able to evade it by wearing "dazzle" makeup, which disrupts the planes of the face.
31st Dec '15 4:27:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also used in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' by the President's security detail, when Lady Jaye attempts to infiltrate a fundraising event.

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** Also used * Used in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' by the President's security detail, when Lady Jaye attempts to infiltrate a fundraising event.
31st Dec '15 4:26:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done hilariously in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast 5]]'' where special agents run a picture from a stop light camera through a Facial Recognition System. They get a perfect match. On a guy wearing a ski mask.

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* Done hilariously in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast 5]]'' ''Film/FastFive'' where special agents run a picture from a stop light camera through a Facial Recognition System. They get a perfect match. On a guy wearing a ski mask.
31st Dec '15 4:25:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** Justified. By ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s end, Mal had earned a higher profile among the Alliance, and the poor shape of his ship meant he had a relatively limited area of operation. If the Operative were using a local database first before indexing the full Alliance database, Mal's probably near the top of the list of "usual suspects", even before throwing in any new technology.
15th Dec '15 5:27:52 PM Bissek
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* After an encounter with an unknown terrorist ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had its computers running facial recognition software for several episodes. Even when the plot was completely unrelated you could see the comparisons being run on the monitors in the background - apparently those processes are never minimized. Probably they have to be on screen to work. Maybe it's their screensaver.

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* After an encounter with an unknown terrorist ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had its computers running facial recognition software for several episodes.episodes - it ultimately took a third of the season, and they only ID'ed the man by significantly reducing the set of people to compare the image against. Even when the plot was completely unrelated you could see the comparisons being run on the monitors in the background - apparently those processes are never minimized. Probably they have to be on screen to work. Maybe it's their screensaver.
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