Oct 162017
 October 16, 2017  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

From the no-surprise dept., Stephen Chen reports:

China is building the world’s most powerful facial recognition system with the power to identify any one of its 1.3 billion citizens within three seconds.

The goal is for the system to able to match someone’s face to their ID photo with about 90 per cent accuracy.

The project, launched by the Ministry of Public Security in 2015, is under development in conjunction with a security company based in Shanghai.

Read more on SCMP.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

  One Response to “China to build giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds”

  1. China is also using CCTV cameras to identify everyone.

    “The system can be connected to surveillance camera networks and will use cloud facilities to connect with data storage and processing centers distributed across the country, according to people familiar with the project.”

    The same thing is going on in the U.S….

    DHS/Police are turning public CCTV cameras into surveillance cameras, Part 1


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