Apple Face ID fails to distinguish brothers
Occurred: November 2017
Two brothers with similar though not identical facial features posted a video to Reddit showing Apple's Face ID facial recognition system failing to distinguish them. The incident raises questions about the reliability of Apple's Face ID system.
Face ID had been shown to struggle in several other scenarios, including distinguishing identical twins.
Sector: Consumer goods
Purpose: Strengthen security
Technology: Facial recognition
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Security; Privacy
Published: August 2023