Amazon Rekognition is a powerful image and video analysis service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides highly accurate facial analysis, facial recognition, and object recognition capabilities. In this blog post, we will explore a project lab that utilizes Amazon Rekognition to identify people.

Project Overview

The goal of this project lab is to build a system that can automatically detect and recognize people in images or videos. By leveraging the advanced machine learning algorithms of Amazon Rekognition, we can achieve highly accurate and efficient person identification.

Implementation Steps

To implement this project lab, follow these steps:

  1. Create an AWS Account: If you don’t already have an AWS account, sign up for one at
  2. Set up Amazon Rekognition: Go to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon Rekognition service. Follow the instructions to set up and configure the service.
  3. Collect and Prepare Data: Gather a dataset of images or videos containing the people you want to identify. Ensure that the dataset is diverse and representative of the target population.
  4. Create a Rekognition Collection: In the Amazon Rekognition console, create a collection to store the faces of the people you want to identify. Upload the images or videos to the collection.
  5. Index the Faces: Use the ‘IndexFaces’ API provided by Amazon Rekognition to index the faces in the collection. This step creates a searchable index of the faces for efficient recognition.
  6. Implement Face Recognition: Use the ‘SearchFacesByImage’ API to perform face recognition on new images or videos. This API compares the faces in the input image or video with the indexed faces in the collection and returns the most similar matches.
  7. Evaluate and Refine: Test the system with different images or videos and evaluate its performance. Refine the system by iteratively adding more data and optimizing the parameters.


By following the steps outlined in this project lab, you can harness the power of Amazon Rekognition to build a robust and accurate system for identifying people. Whether it’s for security applications, customer identification, or personal photo organization, Amazon Rekognition provides the tools and capabilities needed to achieve reliable person identification.