The National Institute of Standards and Technology and two other federal agencies report that computer error rates in facial recognition have been reduced 50% since 2000. Today's best facial recognition systems offer a 90% verification probability, comparable to fingerprint matching technologies of 1998. The findings? Older people and males, in general, are easier to recognize than young people, and females overall. Visit www.frvt.org for the full report.
In his keynote address at the RAPID 2015 conference last week, Made In Space CTO Jason Dunn gave an update on how far his company and co-development partner NASA have come in their quest to bring 3D printing to the space station -- and beyond.
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.