Recognizing wild faces, or maybe not [Celebrity-based research]

“Our experimental results demonstrate that state-of-the-art techniques are not well-suited for violent scenes,” says the study “Wildest Faces: Face Detection and Recognition in Violent Settings,” Mehmet Kerim Yucel, Yunus Can Bilge, Oguzhan Oguz, Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis, Pinar Duygulu, Ramazan Gokberk CinbisarXiv:1805.07566, 2018. The authors, at Hacettepe University and Middle East Technical University, Turkey, further explain:

“existing datasets do not capture the difficulty of face recognition in the wildest scenarios, such as hostile disputes or fights. Furthermore, existing datasets do not represent completely unconstrained cases of low resolution, high blur and large pose/occlusion variances. To this end, we introduce the Wildest Faces dataset, which focuses on such adverse effects through violent scenes. The dataset consists of an extensive set of violent scenes of celebrities from movies”