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Humans fooled by hyper-realistic masks, study

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Some masks are so realistic that people frequently cannot tell them apart from human faces, a study has found.

Participants were fooled by the masks in a fifth of cases, researchers from the Universities of York and Kyoto found.

So-called “hyper-realistic” silicone masks are designed to imitate real human faces, leaving no freckle, wrinkle or wisp of hair unaccounted for.

The researchers believe the devices, which cost around £1,000, will only become more convincing and could be exploited by criminals as a disguise.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-11-21/humans-fooled-by-hyper-realistic-masks-in-fifth-of-cases-study/

https://news.sky.com/story/hyper-realistic-masks-fool-a-fifth-of-people-say-researchers-11865827

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XenoFish

So the 600 series will have ultra realistic plastic skin. 

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Desertrat56
3 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Some masks are so realistic that people frequently cannot tell them apart from human faces, a study has found.

Participants were fooled by the masks in a fifth of cases, researchers from the Universities of York and Kyoto found.

So-called “hyper-realistic” silicone masks are designed to imitate real human faces, leaving no freckle, wrinkle or wisp of hair unaccounted for.

The researchers believe the devices, which cost around £1,000, will only become more convincing and could be exploited by criminals as a disguise.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-11-21/humans-fooled-by-hyper-realistic-masks-in-fifth-of-cases-study/

https://news.sky.com/story/hyper-realistic-masks-fool-a-fifth-of-people-say-researchers-11865827

There have already been a lot of crime shows and movies where the criminals use these masks.  I think the masks have been around for quite a while. 

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Eldorado

"Hyper-realistic masks are made from flexible materials such as silicone and are designed to imitate real human faces – down to every last freckle, wrinkle and strand of real human hair.

"In a study by the Universities of York and Kyoto, researchers asked participants to look at pairs of photographs and decide which showed a normal face and which showed a person wearing a mask.

"Surprisingly, participants made the wrong call in one-in-five cases."

Full report at York Uni: https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2019/research/hyper-realistic-masks-more-believable-human-faces/

2mins 11secs video at YouTube:

 

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MissJatti

The only thing I was thinking about during the video is Mrs Doubtfire

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Robotic Jew

Tom Cruise has been using these things for years.

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moonman

The weird fat face mask in that video isn't convincing at all.

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Scholar4Truth

Hello Mrs. Doubtfire 

 

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Chaldon

Fantômas' dream is finally coming true.

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Jon the frog

Good enough to fool security camera and probably video recognition software. But face to face...that's a lot harder.

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highdesert50

Too much left-right symmetry in the masks making it easier to distinguish the fraud.

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Dark_Grey
On 11/21/2019 at 4:55 AM, XenoFish said:

So the 600 series will have ultra realistic plastic skin. 

Nice reference..

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jpeniel333

This has got to be a joke, right? Please tell me if any of you would have actually been fooled by this mask in a second.

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