In an interesting development, the Indian Railways is said to be considering using face recognition technology, backed by artificial intelligence (AI), to identify and nab criminals.
According to reports, the Railways’ security arm, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) aims to link the facial recognition system (FRS) with existing databases like the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) to identify criminals at railway stations.
The move, reports say, will give the RPF access to a huge database of criminals from where the FRS will be used to fetch the photos of potential criminals and matched with faces, adding that if enacted, it will be a ‘major breakthrough.’ Read More
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