How to predict cuteness

“Cuteness” is a concept that received lots of attention not only from the vast population of the Internet, but from psychologists and neurologists as well. For example, usually brain activity (using fMRI, like in work of Kim and Hamann) is greater when the stimulus has infant-like characteristics, like big eyes, fat cheeks, or a large […]

Smoothed criminals: identifying real faces from retouched mugshots

One of new challenges for face identification system is a problem of the identification of a face from heavily altered facial images. Such a system can be useful in, for example, mugshot identifications for criminal identification. In a recent study, researchers used frontal views and compared them to “photoshopped” ones generated by face transformation online […]

Security Research Event 2018: Visage Technologies and Project PROTECT

The EU-funded project PROTECT (Pervasive and UseR Focused BiomeTrics BordEr ProjeCT) held a demonstration at the yearly Security Research Event (SRE 2018). PROTECT is 3-year EC H2020 project funded under the Secure Societies work programme (BES-6-2015: Border crossing pointstopic 2: Exploring new modalities in biometric-based border checks) and which commenced on September 1st 2016. About the project The EU-funded […]