Fast Surveillance System Scans 36 Million Faces a Second (Video)
Mar 25, 2012 15:47
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.
The Moxi Group in China is introducing a device that doubles up as a smartphone and a smartwatch. It has a bendable touchscreen that can wrap around a user's wrist. When unraveled, it works like a smartphone. Read more
Goodbye humans. Hello, Robots. Foxconn, Apple's main electronics manufacturing hub has fired thousands of workers and replaced them with robots. Now they can work overtime without complaining. Read more