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China to build giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds

  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:11
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. The system can be connected to surveillance camera networks and will... South China Morning Post - China feed

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