Hello, green sleeves. Since iPhone XApple users like the Face ID unlocking system on our iPhones and some iPads, and now Intel is introducing a “copy” of the same recognition system.
They are late. And not anymore when many Apple users are clamoring for another secure biometric unlocking system which is compatible with happy masks.
Intel has just presented a new biometric recognition solution called RealSense ID. This system uses technology that combines depth sensors with artificial intelligence for facial authentication. The same operation of Apple’s Face ID.
Intel Face ID
As Face ID, RealSense ID is based on two camera lenses and special sensors capable of capturing depth. Combined with an advanced neural network, it can detect and distinguish a person’s face, making it useful as an authentication method for smart devices.
According to Intel, the setup process is straightforward and also relies on a security chip that stores and encrypts user data, much like Secure Enclave on iPhone and iPad. In short, a system dating back to Apple.
The system was presented as a solution that can be integrated with smartphones, smart locks, access control, point of sale systems, ATMs, etc.
Intel has built its technology with an anti-spoofing system that works against attempts to unlock the device with images, videos or skins. The probability of someone cheating on Intel’s facial recognition system is one in a million, oddly the same that Apple claims to offer with its Face ID.
I honestly think they’re a little late. Due to the happy pandemic, the use of the mask has become essential not only to go to the streets, but in many jobs.
And Apple users accustomed to the comfortable and smooth operation of the Face ID unlock system, we suddenly found that with the mask on does not work, completely canceling facial recognition functionality, and reverting to the archaic passcode unlocking system.
New iPad Air already incorporates fingerprint recognition on the power button, and it may be setting a trend and Apple is expanding it to other devices, seeing the current Face ID issue. So far, this has not been done with the iPhones 12, after the iPad Air … we’ll see.