Television crime shows make facial recognition software look flawless. In fact, it’s less than perfect. This lecture explores the myths and realities of facial recognition software including how it works and when it works best. Paying attention to facial details is just one step in determining if you have two photos of the same person. It’s about paying attention to the evidence in the picture and the clues in your family history too.
Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. She has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC, DIY: Scrapbooking, PBS Ancestors, Creative Memories' Lasting Moments, Dear Myrtle, and Satisfaction Magazine. Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine. The Wall Street Journal calls Maureen "the nation's foremost historical photo detective." Before she was the Photo Detective, Maureen was known for her expertise researching families in her home state of Rhode Island.
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