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The science of face perception: Recognising friends and checking passports with Professor Mike Burton | Professorial Lecture Series

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Join us: Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series

Bond University is proud to announce this inaugural lecture, as part of a unique industry and community lecture series.

The Professorial Lecture Series is a top-tier event designed to engage with academics, members of the community, researchers, students, and industry professionals. The series features Professorial guest speakers who will be sharing their research and expert knowledge. 

The first lecture will be held on Friday 18 November 2022 and will feature University Professorial Fellow, and internationally renowned scholar: Professor Mike Burton

Location: Basil Sellers Foyer

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4:30pm – 5:00pm: Registration
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Lecture
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Cocktail Reception and Networking

The science of face perception: Recognising friends and checking passports | Professor Mike Burton
We recognise our friends and family every day, but scientists still do not know how the brain achieves this. Face recognition is also critical in forensic and security settings - for example, when monitoring CCTV or verifying passports. Our society has come to rely on face recognition, but it turns out there are limits to its use. In short, we are not as good at recognising faces as we think. Comparisons between human perception and computer-based face recognition systems highlight some of the challenges that remain in this field.

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