One of the new features introduced by Apple and IPhone X was the return of fingerprint recognition by Face ID. For the first time I set up a new device with this technology, I thought it shouldn't be too complicated to emulate my identity in front of my new iPhone X camera.
Days after releasing it, my boyfriend and I threw in a Sunday afternoon workout. We print a few pictures of my face, in true color and size, to try to trick the phone. It was fun, but the effort was in vain. All I found was playing ink cartridges in color. Fortunately, compatible use, much cheaper than the original.
Like me, they have made some engineers in China, with great expertise, about them 3D mask. Testing, carried out by an artificial intelligence company Kneron, is performed in various public areas that utilize face recognition technology. The idea was to try to fool these programs using 3D masks and life-size images. The result is that they have been able to enter the client's name, and buy and pay without problems in several Asian stores using the payment system AliPay and WeChat.
These face recognition systems are similar to those used at airports. Check it out at the Schiphol airport
The San Diego-based company Kneron has used a special 3D mask made in Japan for testing. He performed these tests to know the current limitations of this technology, while developing his own "Edge AI" recognition system.
The Kneron boys couldn't fool the iPhone, but as published by 9to5mac, some hackers did. Apple's new patent for controlling facial muscle movements will make this sophisticated manipulation impossible.