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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.
15th Jul '15 1:37:28 PM rcmerod52
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** Windows Hello for Windows 10 will allow this out-of-the-box during login, though it's possible to do this as early as Windows 7 with an up-to-date version of Cyberlink [=YouCam=].
6th Feb '15 1:48:52 PM WillKeaton
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There are millions upon millions of dollars going into making this TruthInTelevision, and a few early approximations used by nice folks like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_Security_Administration US Transportation Security Administration]]. They have a horrible failure rate even on very good photos, both failing matches and producing false positives. (Always fun with the TSA.) It's considered one of the hardest problems in computer science, and nobody even knows how far off a true solution may be. Nonetheless, nobody ever seems to bat an eye at including this trope in a completely "realistic" show.

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There are millions upon millions of dollars going into making this TruthInTelevision, and a few early approximations used by nice folks like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_Security_Administration US Transportation Security Administration]]. Administration.]] They have a horrible failure rate even on very good photos, both failing matches and producing false positives. (Always fun with the TSA.) It's considered one of the hardest problems in computer science, and nobody even knows how far off a true solution may be. Nonetheless, nobody ever seems to bat an eye at including this trope in a completely "realistic" show.
17th Nov '14 6:44:06 PM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' implies that the titular agency has a ''really'' good program for this. May uses it to track down a man who's been missing for more than twenty years, because the computer was able to recognize him when he coincidentally appeared in the background of a vacation photo that some random civilian posted on a social networking site.
17th Nov '14 6:29:51 PM Bissek
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* Played somewhat realistically in ''Series/{{Scorpion}}''. The team figures out which person out of a group of people fleeing a bombing was the bomber, but they immediately declare that using facial recognition software to identify the man would be useless - he was wearing a baseball cap, which obscured enough of his face from the camera's perspective that the software wouldn't have enough data points to give a reliable result.
23rd Jun '14 3:17:36 PM SpiderRider3
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* Facial recognition over a small database of contacts is accessible enough that Website/{{Facebook}} and Google's Picasa does it fairly routinely, sometimes alarmingly on people in the background that you didn't even notice when taking the picture. Same with [[MacOS Apple's]] [=iPhoto=]. However, if a face is not known or recognized with a known person, it will ask you to name the person and it will try to match similar faces. It will also allow you to reject faces that aren't actually the person.

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* Facial recognition over a small database of contacts is accessible enough that Website/{{Facebook}} and Google's Picasa does it fairly routinely, sometimes alarmingly on people in the background that you didn't even notice when taking the picture. Same with [[MacOS [[UsefulNotes/MacOS Apple's]] [=iPhoto=]. However, if a face is not known or recognized with a known person, it will ask you to name the person and it will try to match similar faces. It will also allow you to reject faces that aren't actually the person.
29th May '14 12:59:13 PM Duffan
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* One episode of Series/{{CSI}} had the team using facial recognition software to find a killer in a casino. But wouldn't you know it? He was one of three identical people (all split from the same embryo and given to different families via in vitro fertilization, taking identical twins to a new level) so they kept getting false positives, despite the computer being utterly perfect. Then they realize that there's a fourth involved! [[spoiler: It's the victim's 12-year-old son. The computer makes a completely definitive match despite the fact that the others were in their 30's.]]
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