Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Thursday, October 25, 2018

TEXAS EMPLOYS FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TO LOCATE UNUSUAL MISSING



It seems that every time you turn around, someone discovers an additional use for facial recognition software. In the State of Texas, in Williamson County, the regional animal shelter has adopted an application called "Finding Rover." All animals that come into the shelters are photographed, and entered into the app's FRS system.

Pet owners who have lost a dog or cat provide a photograph, which the shelter's FRS program seeks to match up with all pets in  custody. According to the report, 28% of the lost dogs are located, and returned to their owners. This is an additional validation of the ability of facial recognition software programs to locate and identify targets, whether they have two or four legs, through their faces.



 Law enforcement in several countries is reportedly using FRS to locate missing persons, especially children. New private sector and law enforcement uses of FRS continue to appear in the media, and we shall report on them as the information appears.




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