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Facial Recognition


London Police’s Facial Recognition a massive failure at recent carnival

web-post September 14, 2017

London’s Metropolitan Police had very little luck with its automated facial recognition (AFR) technology at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival. Billed as Europe’s largest street festival, 2 million people attend the free celebration of the city’s Caribbean communities over the course of the long weekend. For the second year in a row, police deployed AFR… Continue Reading »


Facial recognition surveillance in Lutyens’ Delhi

web-post August 9, 2017

In a first, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched a facial recognition programme through tech-based solutions. The project launched recently will be implemented by the NDMC in the Central Park situated in the high-security Lutyen’s Zone area in collaboration with a private firm. As part of a pilot project in the capital city,… Continue Reading »


Facial recognition to replace passports in security overhaul at Australian airports

web-post February 1, 2017

A radical overhaul of security at Australia’s international airports is the first step towards the government’s goal of automating 90% of air traveller processing by 2020. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will start moving towards a “contactless” system for arrivals this year, Fairfax has reported – the most ambitious stage of the Seamless… Continue Reading »


Americans okay with facial recognition: survey

web-post January 19, 2016

Data collection, whether in the name of security, science, or efficiency, can have dark implications no matter the intentions—stored information is vulnerable to sophisticated hacks and cyber attacks, which are only expected to increase. Yet a new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that so long as the benefits are clear, Americans are more… Continue Reading »


Facial recognition technology is Australia’s latest ‘national security weapon’

web-post September 15, 2015

Law enforcement and government agencies will soon find it easier to identify persons of interest, with the ability to search millions of facial images of Australians culled from driver’s licenses, visas and passports. Australia’s Minister for Justice Michael Keenan announced A$18.5 million would be spent to establish the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability (NFBMC). In… Continue Reading »


Facial Recognition market to grow to $6.19B by 2020

web-post June 5, 2015

In its latest report Marketsandmarkets forecasts the global Advanced Facial Recognition market to grow from $2.77 Billion in 2015 to $6.19 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 17.4%. The report, entitled, “Facial Recognition Market by Solution (2D, 3D, Thermal, Emotion, Forensic), by Software (Middleware, Databases), by Hardware (Cameras, Integrated Devices), by End User (Government… Continue Reading »

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