How to Create a Dystopian Future at Home with Python, OpenCV, and Microsoft Azure

Derek Andre Azure, Cloud, Python, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Facial recognition is both amazing and horrifying. Some amazing things it can do is the ability to find missing children or seniors, using your face to unlock your phone, and being able to board an airplane faster.

In this blog post, I want to highlight some powerful tools and platforms that allow you to create distributed facial recognition systems with OpenCV and Azure’s Cognitive Services. By the end of this post, you will have a working face detector using OpenCV that can communicate with Azure’s Cognitive Services.

I used Python 3.7.4 and pip 19.2.3 for this project. You can view the code from this blog at https://github.com/dcandre/Dystopian-Future-At-Home.