Using the FaceNet model for face recognition in Android

The FaceNet model has been widely adopted by the ML community for face recognition tasks. A number of Python packages are available by which can be used to leverage the powers of FaceNet.

We have used the FaceNet model to produce 128D embeddings for each face, captured in the live camera feed, so as perform face recognition in an Android app. This recognition follows the traditional approach of computing the Euclidean distance between the embeddings ( or by computing the cosine of the angle between them ).

The “Keras” of FaceNet is first converted to a TensorFlow Lite model ( Using TFLiteConverter API ) which is then used in the Android app. To perform face detection, we use Firebase MLKit’s FaceDetector. Here’s the GitHub project,


Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to share this useful information.

I am learning how to set up and coordinate I.o.T. sensors and switches for controlling humidity, air exchange, and lighting in my fruiting chamber for gourmet mushrooms.
I intend to make this network of sensors and controllers secure so FaceNet would be perfect to use for faster access when I connect from outside the LAN.

I will definitely do more research about the FaceNet model. Thanks for the link! :sunglasses::+1:t3:

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