Does the trained deep network model work well on people it wasn't trained with?


How can I detect unknown people?

This is a work-in-progress, join in on the discussion in our issue #144.

How much time does OpenFace take to process an image?

The execution time depends on the size of the input images. The following results are from processing these example images of John Lennon and Steve Carell, which are respectively sized 1050x1400px and 891x601px on an 8 core 3.70 GHz CPU. The network processing time is significantly less on a GPU.

More time is spent using the off-the-shelf face detector than in the deep neural network! The alignment cost is negligible. These times are obtained from averaging 100 trials with our util/profile-pipeline.py script.

How can I make OpenFace run faster?

  1. Resize your images so that faces are approximately 100x100 pixels before running detection and alignment.

  2. Compile dlib with AVX instructions, as discussed here. Use the -DUSE_AVX_INSTRUCTIONS=ON in the first cmake command. If your architecture does not support AVX, try SSE4 or SSE2.

  3. Make sure Torch is linking with OpenBLAS, instead of netlib for BLAS and LAPACK. From our experiments, a single neural network forward pass that executes in 460ms with netlib executes in 59ms with OpenBLAS.

I'm getting an illegal instruction error in the pre-built Docker container.

This is unfortunately a result of building the Docker container on one machine that compiles software with non-standard CPU flags and creates illegal instructions on architectures that don't support the additional CPU features. Using the binaries from the pre-built container on a CPU that doesn't support these features results in the illegal instruction error. We try to prevent these as much as possible by building the images inside of a Docker machine. If you are still having these issues, please fall back to building the image from scratch instead of pulling from Docker Hub. You'll need to build the opencv-dlib-torch Dockerfile, change the FROM part of the OpenFace Dockerfile to your version, then build the OpenFace Dockerfile.

I want to load an OpenFace model in ARM.

Use our ASCII model from this issue. You can load the ASCII model and save a new ARM binary model for faster loading times.