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Lincoln Psychology academic published by The Conversation

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Dr Kay Ritchie, Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, has recently had an article published by TheConversation.com, looking at the challenges faced by facial recognition technology.

The article, “The trouble with facial recognition technology (in the real world)”, which can be read HERE, was written in collaboration with Robin Kramer of the University of York and highlights both the shortcomings of current facial recognition technology as well as the general difficulties humans have in recognizing unfamiliar faces.

 “In general, passport officers are no better than university students when matching unfamiliar people – and research shows that training in this area doesn’t seem to make a difference – you’ve either got it or you haven’t.”

To read the article in full, please visit The Conversation website.

Dr Ritchie can be found on Twitter @kayritchiepsych, as well as on ReasearchGate.

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