High Confidence Visual Recognition of Persons by a Test of Statistical Independence

  title={High Confidence Visual Recognition of Persons by a Test of Statistical Independence},
  author={John Daugman},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell.},
AbstructA method for rapid visual recognition of personal identity is described, based on the failure of a statistical test of independence. The most unique phenotypic feature visible in a person’s face is the detailed texture of each eye’s iris: An estimate of its statistical complexity in a sample of the human population reveals variation corresponding to several hundred independent degrees-of-freedom. Morphogenetic randomness in the texture expressed phenotypically in the iris trabecular… CONTINUE READING
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