How an AI technology protects identities from face recognition

with Gil Perry, founder of D-ID


The face recognition market is growing exponentially and has made our faces our identifiers. Face recognition is widely used all around the globe. Retailers analyze our shopping behavior. Our age, gender, and ethnicity are identified for marketing purposes. And it is used by banks to authenticate transactions, on social networks to tag friends and to unlock our phones. Moreover, governments even use face recognition to identify opponents in protests and rank their citizen's behavior.

Almost all companies store photos of our faces. Our data must be protected because unlike passwords, you can't change your face.

On this episode of I’m That Geek Web-TV Show, I discuss D-ID’s technology and its applications with Gil Perry.

D-ID provides a groundbreaking technology that makes photos and videos unrecognizable to face recognition algorithms - while keeping them similar to the human eye. They promote privacy and allow organizations to store and use facial images without the risk of compromising sensitive biometric data.

You will learn about:

  • The face recognition market is growing exponentially
  • The risks for security and privacy
  • The need for regulation
  • Solutions for protecting face images - advantages and limitations
  • Face recognition & the challenge of adversarial attacks in the new AI era

About Gil Perry

Gil is the CEO and Co-Founder of D-ID. He has broad experience as a manager and developer in corporate and start-up environments. Gil has commanding experience in a special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, where he focused on computer vision and image processing.


  • How technology is affecting our lives
  • What we can do to protect ourselves
  • Why we need to be aware and take the necessary steps to protect us and our families


  • How AI is affecting our lives and what you can do about it to protect your privacy (02:26)
  • What does D-ID mean? (03:22)
  • How does the balance between creating a face recognition program and protecting someone’s privacy work? (04:39)
  • What three things are needed in order to satisfy the loss function? (09:56)
  • Everything that is made by men can be broken by man (15:53)
  • The fine line between how technology is moving and how it is affecting our lives (16:50)
  • What does the future hold in terms of our privacy and how our information is used for or against us? (17:13)
  • Why do you need to protect against basic cognition? (19:23)
  • How D-ID provides the solution to protect you against identity theft (20:59)
  • How technology is becoming embedded more and more into our lives (29:28)
  • What do you need to do to get off the grid? (30:58)
  • People now want to the solution to protect themselves… there’s an app for that (34:50)
  • How do you use the app and how do you make it safe? (36:30)
  • When you want to protect your privacy but you also want to be famous online (44:03)
  • The biggest problem is that people are not aware (44:58)
  • What can people do to start protecting themselves? (48:02)
  • Why you need to know where your photos are online (50:30)
  • How can you learn more about the D-ID technology? (51:29)
  • Does it even matter that our photos are on social media platforms? (53:25)
  • What is the vision for D-ID in the next 3-5 years? (01:05:03)


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How can I learn more about your technology? I’m kind of a world citizen and live and work part of the time in China, Europe and the US and I am interested in my privacy, at least regarding facial recognition technology.

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