Now that we’re firmly in 2021, it seems to be generally accepted that machines, through machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence, are much better than humans at a great many things. Machines have long dominated the realm of manufacturing and supply chains and are even starting to make inroads into much more sophisticated tasks like autonomous driving and even writing articles like this one. But does the rise of the machines extend to superiority over humans in facial recognition?

When my identical twin sons were born 13 years ago, my wife and I had a relatively easy time telling Nicolas…

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