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A new service has been created to search for VKontakte people from a photo.

A couple of years ago service was very popularFindFace, owned by NtechLab, which allowed to find a person on the social network "VKontakte" on only one photo. It was enough to take a picture, after which the system itself found the user's page. At the end of last year, the service was closed, as NtechLab began to develop solutions for the state based on facial recognition technology. And there was no alternative to it - until recently.

On February 8, the SearchFace service was launched, whichin its functionality repeats FindFace. After uploading a user's photo, the system issues a search result from the VKontakte pages, which, in her opinion, correspond to the query. One of the first finds was found by the readers of “Habr”, who found out that the domain was registered last fall (just after the closing of FindFace).

SearchFace works very well - weWe tested the service by uploading several photos, and in all cases it gave an accurate result. The algorithm works very accurately and does not show users with similar facial features: this allows you to reduce the issue and make it relevant. It is noteworthy that the service even finds closed VKontakte profiles.

Whether SearchFace is related to FindFace is not clear, all developer contacts are hidden. And the service itself is not yet similar to the working version: most likely, it was created for internal use.

Recall in August last year in Russia withusing the facial recognition system, the first culprit was caught. The technology allows cameras to check up to 20 people per second. Earlier, the system created by Russian engineers recognized US intelligence as the best in its field.

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