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Apple acquires Israeli facial recognition company ‘RealFace

Apple patenta un sistema de reconocimiento facial para desbloquear, y también bloquear, el iPhone

The rumor related to the arrival of facial recognition on the iPhone is making more and more sense. According to MacRumors, the apple company has just acquired RealFace, a cyber security firm specialized in the development of facial recognition technology , as an alternative to current identification methods.

Apple acquires Israeli facial recognition company ‘RealFace
Apple acquires Israeli facial recognition company ‘RealFace

The Times of Israel confirmed the news, assuring that the company founded in 2014 was acquired by Apple for several million dollars. According to the media, the Israeli startup even developed a unique facial recognition technology that integrates artificial intelligence and “returns human perception to digital processes” .

MacRumors also ensures that the RealFace software uses intellectual property in the field of “frictionless facial recognition” , allowing you to learn facial characteristics quickly. The Israeli startup also developed an application called Pickeez, which selected and collected the best photos of a user across various platforms and social networks, using the same facial recognition software.

A few days ago we told you that, according to JP Morgan, the iPhone 8 would have a facial recognition system that would make the use of the fingerprint unnecessary . Rumor has it that the tenth anniversary phone would have a 3D laser scanner that would make it easier to uniquely identify the user.

In addition to this rumor, in January Business Insider revealed that, according to a team of analysts, the iPhone 8 would bring a facial recognition system using a new laser sensor close to the front camera .

With the above, we can say that this recent acquisition makes more sense. In addition, it is important to remember that in March 2015 Apple patented a facial recognition system to unlock, and also lock, the iPhone, which suggests that this issue has been on the company’s agenda for quite some time .

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