Face recognition technology developed at NEC and Samsung has just been approved for use in the upcoming MPEG-7 standard. MPEG-7, for those wot are interested, defines a set of tools that can be used to store and retrieve multimedia data. Expect some very clever surveillance systems to appear over the next few years!
‘MPEG-7 AFR (Advanced Face Recognition Descriptor)… is expected to deploy new services in the market of the spreading of digital broadcasting and the internet, such as video archives, home videos and surveillance systems. In addition, it realizes a matching speed capability of one million times per second on a conventional PC thus making it possible to retrieve a scene starring a specific person in approximately one second from a 24 hour video.’