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NEC facial recognition system offers 99.9% accuracy with mask on

Upgraded technology extracts features around eyes for better authentication

A security gate at NEC headquarters in Tokyo: The company's new face authentication system recognizes masked faces with accuracy of more than 99.9%. (Photo by Niki Mizuguchi)

TOKYO -- NEC said Thursday it has developed technology that can almost completely recognize people's faces even when they are wearing masks.

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