Facial Recognition Technology
Facial Recognition Technology

The FBI is weighing the use of facial recognition technology to quickly identify suspects, essentially creating automated police lineups for the YouTube generation.

The FBI hopes to view facial recognition technology demonstrations of motion picture pattern-matching in December, as the bureau has invited contractors to submit written project proposals by Nov. 13. Up to 30 vendors with promising systems will then be invited to present at FBI Headquarters on Dec. 11.

“The FBI is currently undertaking a major issue study of video and digital image processing and video/digital image analytic capabilities to identify current capabilities, assess gaps, and develop a roadmap for the FBI’s future video analytics architecture,” stated an Oct. 30 contracting notice.

Read more at http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2013/11/fbi-seeks-video-recognition-technology-automatically-id-suspects/73168/?oref=nextgov_today_nl.

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