“Knowing Me, Knowing You” – how good are we at face recognition?

External Event - 11th Dec 2019

Date And Time

Wed, 11 December 2019

18:00 – 20:00 GMT

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University of Huddersfield




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A Public Lecture by Dr Eilidh Noyes, Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

About this Event

Accurate facial recognition is important for the success of many security and policing scenarios. The task of face identification once fell entirely to humans, but can now be performed by both man and machine. It is generally assumed that people are good at recognising faces. However, most people make many identification errors on face memory and face matching tasks when the face is unfamiliar to them. In this lecture we will ask: “how good are humans at recognising faces?” And: “are machines any better?”

This lecture will address methods of achieving the very best of face recognition, such as the use of super-recognisers and the possibility of combining decisions made by man and machine.

The Lecture begins at 6.30pm with complimentary refreshments served from 6.00.

Venue: Bronte Lecture Theatres

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