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.
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