Microsoft Details Windows Hello Face Authentication System In Windows 10

Windows 10 Face Authentication

At WinHEC conference, Microsoft provided an overview and demonstration of the face authentication technology and capabilities in Windows 10. Microsoft organized a session hardware partners who are planning to implement face authentication functionality into devices on the Windows platform and/or developing hardware capable of IR based sensing capabilities.

Microsoft is working closely with its hardware partners to deliver Windows Hello capable devices that will ship with Windows 10. Also, they announced that all OEM systems incorporating the Intel RealSense 3D Camera (F200) will support the facial and iris unlock features of Windows Hello, including automatic sign-in to Windows, and support to unlock “Passport” without the need for a PIN.

Microsoft also highlighted that face authentication is Windows 10 is co-engineered with Windows Security team. They used about 13,000 unique faces as an representative sample and their technology was validated against 1,200 unique faces. It has an false accept rate of 1/100000 which I think is pretty impressive.

Windows 10 Face Authentication Security

Source: Microsoft

 

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