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Moscow to Implement Facial Recognition AI to Monitor City

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 May 2019 06:01 PM

Moscow is slated to install facial-recognition software powered by artificial intelligence to help monitor what's happening across the city, which will work with the more than 160,000 existing cameras currently installed.

Defense One cited a Russian-language report that claimed city officials are looking for a company to provide the AI service.

One company in contention for the contract is IVA Cognitive. Its CEO Alexey Tsessarsky said, "The video stream from all connected cameras is analyzed, faces are recognized and saved for some time in the database. Then a photo of a person from the wanted list is loaded into the system and a search is performed among the accumulated history. The program shows which cameras and when they saw this person. You can restore his travel route, determine where and when he was last, download a video from there and see what he did there."

Moscow, a city of roughly 12 million people, currently has cameras monitoring streets and subways. The facial-recognition feature will add another layer of surveillance.

Other cities and countries use AI to keep tabs on what's going on, including China and London.

San Francisco, meanwhile, became the first U.S. city to ban the government from using facial-recognition technology this week.

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