Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

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Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The "Seamless Traveler" project is aimed at creating a "fast, seamless self-processing experience for up to 90 percent of travelers," so that border control can focus on high-risk passengers. The handy, but invasive-sounding plan would allow international travelers to "literally just walk out like at a domestic airport," security analyst John Coyne told Australia's Sidney Morning Herald. The system would replace passport-scanning SmartGates, which were implemented in the nation just ten years ago. The government's plan to implement biometrics might be a touch ambitious, however.


Police make first arrest using facial recognition surveillance cameras at Cardiff Millennium stadium

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Police have made their first arrest based on facial recognition technology, a system that is controversial but could identify terrorism suspects in real time. South Wales police said that they arrested a local man with an outstanding warrant last week after cameras identified him from his features as he passed a surveillance van. The arrest came as officers were preparing to use cameras fitted on vehicles to film the faces of football fans attending the Champions League final at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. The force has received Home Office funding to pilot the technology from the NEC security business. Success could lead to a national rollout.


CNL Software expands IPSecurityCenter to support Herta face detection software

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CNL Software has entered into a technology partnership with Herta Security under the CNL Software Technology Alliance Program. Herta develops user-friendly software solutions that enable the integration of facial recognition in security applications. According to the announcement, Herta's deep learning algorithms encode faces directly into small templates, which are very fast to compare and yield more accurate results. This provides a technological advantage when working with partners, as it allows the development of more robust, safer and efficient solutions. IPSecurityCenter PSIM takes a vendor agnostic approach to implement flexible and scalable security management software.


Emotion Detection and Recognition Market by Technology (Bio-Sensors, NLP, Machine Learning, and Others), Software Tools (Facial Expression, Voice Recognition and Others), Services, Application Areas, End Users,and Regions - Global forecast to 2020

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Emotion Detection and Recognition market to reach USD 22.65 billion by 2020 This study has been done on a global level broadly covering four regions, namely, North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and RoW, and the market is projected to grow from USD 5.66 billion in 2015 to USD 22.65 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 31.9% during the period. The market is being driven by factors such as increased focus on affective computing, business intelligence, and growing amount of spatial data as well as prompt availability of analytical tools. "Law Enforcement, Surveillance, and Monitoring areas are projected to showcase robust growth in the emotion detection and recognition market" The defense and security agencies require emotion detection technology for surveillance and monitoring purposes. Major implementation of this technology has already been done in the areas of military services such as lie detectors and polygraph tests. The emotion detection technology helps in matching the records in real-time and detecting the stress levels of a criminal.


Dubai CCTV cameras to use AI, face recognition

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Dubai: Thousands of CCTV cameras of various Dubai government agencies will now provide live feed to a central command centre, officials said. Under a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) network, security cameras across will relay live images of security breaches live to the central command centre, Dubai Police said. The cameras will monitor criminal behaviour in three sectors -- tourism, traffic and bricks and mortar facilities. The network, said the police, is being phased in via different stages to meet the Dubai 2021 Vision requirements of a smart city. Announcing the programme, Major-General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, said the new project called'Oyoon' (eyes) will tackle crimes in the city and help reduce traffic accident deaths and congestion.