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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Face Watch: Thief Recognition

Already much in use in Vegas casinos.  Categorizing facial images in real time based on stored images.   Implications of false positives?  Experiments described in the BBC.

"  ... A scheme widely used by UK stores to identify criminals is testing facial recognition technology, the BBC has learned.

Until now, Facewatch has provided local groups of businesses with a way to share their CCTV images of shoplifters and other potential offenders.

It is now giving shops the ability to generate alerts if a face recognition system matches individuals in the shared pictures to customers in their stores, as the BBC PM programme's Chris Vallance reports. ... "  

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