This newly developed surveillance technology will surely benefit the gov and cops. It can scan 36 million faces in a second!

The new tech developed by Hitachi Kokusai Electric achieves super-fast speeds by processing video as it's recorded—like facial recognition used in digital cameras. Once the footage is recorded, finding a face in the crowd in hours and days of recording is a simple database search.

As of now the system can only scan faces within 30 degrees vertically or horizontally from the camera and the faces have to be at least 40 x 40 pixels in size. Still, its nonetheless incredibly impressive at its stage right now.

[DigInfo via Ubergizmo via The Verge]