Smiling Canadians Against The Law
from the stop-smiling! dept
On the whole, most Canadians I know are incredibly friendly people with a ready smile. It turns out, however, that quick smile is a problem for customs officials. Submitted by dorpus, is this story about new regulations in Canada for obtaining a passport that say you cannot smile in your passport photo. They’ll make exceptions for a few people who recently submitted passport applications, but otherwise, wipe that smile off your face! Frowns too. Any expression that isn’t “neutral” is strictly forbidden. If trained humans can’t even recognize a person with a smiling face, how can we possible expect facial recognition programs to do any better?