August 1, 2021

DHS testing face recognition biometrics

DHS is exploring the capabilities of facial recognition programs, and the technology’s implication for government and first responders. Initial stages of the project will begin by comparing video footage of people moving throughout the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington with combined mock profiles of volunteers.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is exploring the capabilities of facial recognition programs, and the technology’s implication for government and first responders. Initial stages of the project will begin by comparing video footage of people moving throughout the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington with combined mock profiles of volunteers.

GovTech reports that various commercial off-the-shelf facial recognition products will be subjected to accuracy tests using the video footage and mock profiles. The footage being collected consists of video from home games of the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City AmericansThe Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is handling video collection. The available algorithms will be tested on the number of times a person in a video footage is successfully noticed by the facial recognition system. Results from the facial recognition tests will then be made available to the government.

READ MORE:  http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20131107-dhs-testing-face-recognition-biometrics

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