Face recognition technology available for government, enterprises

Monday, September 5, 2011

Japanese electronics firm Toshiba has launched its new face recognition software for enterprises and government in Mexico, local media reported.

The application will be implemented for mass events, hotels, banks, shopping centers and airports, among others. The software will be distributed through Mexican IT company Vilsa.

According to Vilsa CEO Luis Vidales, the technology will not be available for the mass market "to protect privacy rights."

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The application will work via cameras, which will take a sequence of pictures to create a unique register of individuals' facial characteristics. Using the images, the scanner identifies each person's main features, creating a database. The software can recognize changes in terms of facial expression, makeup and ageing.