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>> Impressively lifelike or just plain creepy? It's certainly hyper realistic, enough to catch the eye of facial recognition tech developers. Osamu Kitagawa's company create the masks, which wouldn't look out of place in a sci-fi movie, by transferring high quality photographs onto 3D prototypes. The rest of the process is secret.
And they're certainly in demand from filmmakers to organizations in Saudi Arabia. One Japanese automobile company used a mask showing someone asleep to improve their vehicle's ability to detect when a driver dozes off at the wheel. But that's not the only ambition for these lifelike masks.>>
> Those are potential positives, but there are also potential problems. In the wrong hands, or rather on the wrong face, Kitagawa's face mask could pose a very realistic security risk.
And as humanoid robots are being developed, I hope this will help developers to create more realistic robots and at a low cost.>>