Yamaha's new cam sees age and gender

Posted on Friday, November 04 2005 @ 7:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yamaha has presented a new camera system that can recognize the gender of a person and puts them into one of five age groups.
"This could be used at entrances and gates to some facilities or set up at eye-catching spots to profile those who entered the places or stared at them," Yoshida said Wednesday.

Yamaha designed the system by building up a computer database of 10,000 people's faces.

It said the system gets it right on gender 88 percent of the time -- about the same accuracy rate as the human eye -- and 77 percent of the time for age.
More details over at Physorg.

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