Game over? Machine learning could help identify terrorist victory signs

Last Modified: Tue, Mar 15 2016. 05 49 PM ISTTerrorists hide their identity by wearing masks. But the next time they flash the victory sign, this machine learning system may be able to identify which group they are from It is often said that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. The political and moral dimensions of the debate aside, researchers have found a new method of identifying terrorists who cover themselves from head to toe. Using machine learning biometric identification methods, Ahmad Hassanat and his team of researchers at the Mu’tah University in Jordan have worked out how to identify people or at least groups of people from the unique way they make the “V for victory” signs. “Identifying a person using a small part of the hand…


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