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Increasingly, I've noticed that news
programs and documentaries are 'fuzzing
out' the faces of innocent passers-by,
the licence plates of passing cars.
Presumably, this is because of privacy
laws, but it's distracting and annoying.
So, how about some cunning software
which can be
told to substitute a face,
rather than fuzzing it. The face to be
substituted would be selected by the
editor, and the software would then track
that face and substitute it with some
neutral, totally synthetic face. It
be too hard to do this; I suspect that the
existing "fuzzing" technology can already
automatically track a face in a shot. The
software would have to determine the
size and orientation of the face, but this
should be possible.
Here's one you could use
[normzone, Jun 17 2009]
||I propose John Malkovich.
||You could use faces taken from the Missing Persons Database - to give then more publicity (like the "Have you seen...?" picures on US milk cartons).