Authorities in Moscow have announced plans to expand the use of facial recognition. The technology recently played a pivotal role in catching criminals during the World Cup. The government argues it will make Moscow safer and more efficient, with plans for the technology to replace bus tickets.
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From the reign of Peter the Great to the Soviet era, and now under President Putin, Russia has been intent to, as Lenin termed it, «catch up and surpass» the West. That ambition applies to AI, too. “If Russia is to «ride this technological wave,» as Putin describes it, the country will need people like Artem Kuharenko”
Russia’s largest centralized video analytics system based on face recognition from NtechLab for ensuring the city’s safety
From a boardroom in Moscow, I watched remotely by television as a security camera mounted by my apartment over four miles away swiveled over the street where I live and then began to zoom in on a neighbor’s window. Luckily, he’d closed his blinds that day.
Facial recognition is front and center in business technology. It is also front and center inside Russia’s new closed caption television cameras, and in fact FindFace, the application that has been funded and developed by Russian company NtechLab, can now identify faces in a crowd with 70% accuracy.
The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date. Everyone from government agencies to police forces are looking for software to track us in airports or spot us in CCTV images. But much of this technology is developed behind closed doors — how can we know if any of it really works?
It’s uncontestable at this point that AI and machine learning will be an important part of the future. But they’re impacting us already, too-perhaps in more forms than many of us realize. Here are nine companies already utilizing artificial intelligence technology to improve the way we work.
Russia has fitted thousands of security cameras across Moscow with facial recognition technology that give police the ability to track criminals and terror suspects.