Face recognition algorithm tracks candidate TV coverage in real time

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We recently saw how the emotional content of left and right wing media outlets can be gauged to offer an overview of the political atmosphere, and now a Russian startup is aiming to show how political figures’ TV footage compares during real time events. Verso has demonstrated the power of it’s software by tracking world leaders’ appearances across major TV networks in real time, most recently showing how coverage varied for both candidates throughout the US Presidential debates. Highly sensitive algorithms are able to detect faces with 99-percent accuracy, even when the subject’s face is blurred or turned away from…

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