Would these hyper-realistic masks fool a facial recognition system?
Some would definitely be duped. Landon Meier, a designer and sculptor based in Colorado, makes hyper-realistic masks of famous people. He’s created masks of Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, and more. They look disturbingly real, if a bit uncanny. Now the three masks mentioned above are on sale on eBay, with bids at thousands of dollars and counting. Looking at photos of people wearing one of the freakily realistic masks, it’s hard to tell it’s not a real face. That got me wondering: If it can fool my brain, could it fool a facial recognition algorithm?