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Free and open source face recognition with deep neural networks
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What is OpenFace?

OpenFace is a Python and Torch implementation of face recognition with deep neural networks and is based on the CVPR 2015 paper FaceNet: A Unified Embedding for Face Recognition and Clustering by Florian Schroff, Dmitry Kalenichenko, and James Philbin at Google.
OpenFace is a tool in the Facial Recognition category of a tech stack.
OpenFace is an open source tool with 14.6K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OpenFace's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses OpenFace?


26 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenFace.
Pros of OpenFace
Open Source

OpenFace's Features

  • Detect faces with pre-trained models
  • Transform faces for the neural network
  • Use deep neural networks to reprsent or embed the face on a hypersphere
  • Apply favorite clustering or classification techniques to the features to complete recognition task

OpenFace Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenFace?
OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency and with a strong focus on real-time applications. Written in optimized C/C++, the library can take advantage of multi-core processing. Enabled with OpenCL, it can take advantage of the hardware acceleration of the underlying heterogeneous compute platform.
TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API.
Rekognition API
ReKognition API offers services for detecting, recognizing, tagging and searching faces and concepts as well as categorizing scenes in any photo, through a RESTFUL API. We process and analyze photos from anywhere, so you can mix and match photo sources with user IDs, which can enable you to, say, recognize objects in Facebook and Flickr photos.
Kairos API
Commercial-grade emotion analysis, face detection and recognition engine provided as a public API. Kairos takes the complexity out of facial recognition and emotion analysis so you can focus on building a great product.

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