New device can spot fake luxury goods

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Entrupy is a new portable scanning device that uses machine-learning algorithms to accurately distinguish between genuine items and accurate fakes of the same product. The system works by taking microscopic photographs of the object and then comparing them with a database of around three million images across a range of objects, taking into account all the details of the material used and the quality of the workmanship. “The classification accuracy is more than 98%, and we show how our system works with a cellphone to verify the authenticity of everyday objects,” said Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, a Professor at New York University.…

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