THE RISE OF FACIAL-RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY
Keyless doorbells A so-called ‘smart doorbell’ named Chui can be programmed to recognise the faces of friends and family members, allowing them instant entry. Detecting health issues Scientists at the University of Oxford in the UK have developed a programme that can scan faces in family snaps and detect potential genetic disorders. Online course supervision KeyLemon’s ‘biometric user authentication technology’ not only confirms online students’ identities, it can also make sure they are paying attention, based on the angle of their heads and how much they blink. Interactive cars Ford and Intel are collaborating on technology that will allow a car to recognise the driver and automatically adjust certain features. For instance, if a teenager is driving, a parent might want to limit the car’s speed. Good news for cats The CatFi Pro feeder is able to distinguish between one cat and another, allowing owners and breeders to monitor the diet and weight of individual cats.