London police start introducing Japanese-made `` live face authentication system '' that monitors the face of passers-by in real time


JD Mack

In the UK, a 'surveillance camera powerhouse' with more than 6 million surveillance cameras, a live face recognition system (LFR) has been newly introduced. According to the London Metropolitan Police Department's announcement, the LFR will use NEC's face recognition system `` NeoFace '', which will be used for investigations on wanted criminals and for searching for missing people such as elderly or lost children. .

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On January 24, 2020, the London Metropolitan Police announced the introduction of LFR with real-time face recognition at multiple locations in London. The LFR video that performs facial recognition by measuring the distance between eyes, nose, mouth, chin and facial structure is stored for up to 31 days, and is used to search for criminals registered in advance as wanted criminals, It is said that it will be used to search for children and vulnerable groups.

The London Metropolitan Police Department's decision to introduce the LFR appears to be aimed at responding to the growing crime in urban Britain. On November 29, 2019, a terrorist attack using a knife in London killed two people in London.

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In June 2017, a terrorist attack involving knives and vehicles caused a catastrophe that left eight people dead and 48 injured. Thus, the number of crimes involving knives and sharp knives has increased steadily in recent years, with the UK National Statistics Office pointing to a record high in 2019.

NEC's NeoFace, which has been deployed at a large event venue in Cardiff , the capital of Wales, has helped arrest 58 criminals to date. In addition, it has been introduced in Georgia, USA, and Surat , an Indian city. 'The accuracy of NEC's NeoFace is more than 70% and the probability of falsely detecting an innocent ordinary person is less than 0.1%,' said Joanna Morley, technical director of the London Police Department.

On the other hand, some have raised questions about the effectiveness of LFR. According to the British news media The Independent, `` In eight tests conducted by the Metropolitan Police Department from 2016 to 2018, the rate of false positives was 96%, and only eight cases led to arrest '' Did.

Another study reported that the false detection rate for the London Police's facial recognition system could reach 98%.

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There are also concerns about privacy and human rights. `` The announcement from the London Metropolitan Police means a significant increase in surveillance and a growing serious threat to the freedom of British citizens, '' said Silky Carlo, a London-based anti-watchdog Big Brother Watch . I said.

In response to these concerns, Nick Fffgrave, Deputy Chief of Police at the London Metropolitan Police, said, 'The use of the LFR is essential to deter violence. I think we have a duty to use technology. '

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