Super Recognisers of New Scotland Yard
“Super-recognisers” employed by the police for their unusual ability to remember faces they have barely seen and identify criminals may not be as infallible as previously imagined.
Research conducted by scientists at Bournemouth University has revealed inconsistencies in the abilities of these talented individuals that may compromise their ability to solve crimes.
Forces including the Metropolitan Police, as well as governments and security services, make use of these people to identify faces in CCTV footage or pick perpetrators out of crowds.
Even more impressive is they do not need to see the whole face to make a positive identification.
I am one of these so-called Super-Recognisers and can tell you much more about Super-Recognition and why automated Face-Recognition systems perform much better when combined with a super recogniser
I am regularly tested for my ability to recognize faces of suspects on CCTV, since April 2015, at the University of Greenwich UK!
Lambert B Hop