Helen of Troy was said to have a “face that launched a thousand ships.” She was an exquisite beauty whose abduction, in the legend at least, started the Trojan War. Today, all of our faces, plain or unassuming as they may be, have the ability to launch a thousand applications, including unlocking phones, aiding forensics investigations, and opening doors. There is a rapidly growing use of face recognition for access control that is quickly replacing other technologies. This technology has its pros and cons, all of which need to be carefully considered as we continue to deploy and develop facial recognition in our .
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