World’s biggest face recognition system to be built in India

India is building the world’s biggest face recognition system, according to an official announcement made to the international media. The automated facial recognition aims to identify suspects immediately across the country. The system would work by matching images from the CCTV network across the country against the database maintained of mug-shots of criminals, passport photos and images collected by various government agencies.

Relevant proposals from different IT companies are also appreciated by National Crime Record Bureau in New Delhi. As crime rate in India is high, this system would help the police significantly while detecting crime patterns, identifying criminals, missing persons and bodies etc.

Source: Dawn