Facial Recognition in Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MrChris, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Senior Member

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    I remember reading somewhere that windows 8 was supposed to have some type of native Facial Recognition built in. Most of what I am able to find is pre-rtm though. has anyone messed with any facial recognition for windows 8 that supports the new login ui? I tried the one from luxand and keylemon however they did not work. In fact they broke windows 8.

    Anyone?

    Thanks,

    ~MC
     
  2. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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  3. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Senior Member

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    I just remember reading that it was there in one of the older builds of win8 but can't find anything about it in the rtm build so I thought I would see what you all know about it. Maybe m$ ditched the idea. I use my laptop most of the time which has a webcam built in and thought it might be a cool thing to "play" with if anything.

    ~MC
     
  4. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Had that feature built in in one of my Asus running win7, i ditched it quickly as it doesn't provide any real security like Mr Jin Jayyyyyy said. hOLd a picture to it and you are in:smokecowboy:
     
  5. magdalene

    magdalene MDL Novice

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    That's just creepy! Before long the scan would end up in some creepy M$ or other database. If such functionality turns up I certainly won't use it, even if it is "cool".
     
  6. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    Odds are your face is already on file with Google/Facebook/etc courtesy of amongst other things being tagged in pics by your friends,so avoiding such functionality isn't really going to help your privacy :(
     
  7. hybridseries

    hybridseries MDL Novice

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    From the sound of it, it was removed because it wasn't working as intended. If I recall correctly, the original intent was to include a "deep" facial recognition option that wouldn't authenticate if only a photo of you was used. Not that it really matters to me one way or the other... I much prefer the picture password option anyway. :p
     
  8. upfreak93

    upfreak93 MDL Novice

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    Whats a picture password ?
     
  9. magdalene

    magdalene MDL Novice

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    Nope, if you google my name you'll only find one professional picture from LinkedIn. Just how I want it. I do not want my private details on the internet. My friends know that, and when social media kicked up we were all grown up enough not to embarrass each other by spreading stuff online.