Top 5 Stories Proving Face Recognition Technology Already Helps the Humanity – Unbelievable Police Cases

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Despite face recognition technologies scare us as Big Brother may watching no matter where we are, as for now, there are several cases where this futuristic tool was very useful.

Nexter.org gathered five different stories about how face recognition tech helped people. 

Thousands of missing children

Facial recognition software trial helps Delhi Police trace thousands of missing children, the local media report. In an affidavit to the high court, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said that Delhi Police used facial recognition software on 45,000 children located in various children’s homes. Of the 45,000, 2,930 were identified between April 6 and April 10.

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Found in a crowd 

A Chinese man who was wanted by police for “economic crimes” was arrested at a music concert in China after facial recognition technology spotted him in the crowd, as reported by Abacus.

According to the South China Morning Post, the man identified by family name Ao, was shocked when police approached him. Ao said he felt safe in the crowd, estimated to be over 50,000, and that he would have never gone if he thought there was a chance he would be identified.

“Ao was suspected to be involved in an economic crime and was listed on a national online system,” police officer Li Jin said. “He was very shocked and had a blank face when we caught him.”

Lost and found

A mentally ill Chinese man who had been missing for over a year was reunited with his family after being identified by China’s vast facial recognition surveillance network.

The 31-year-old man had been staying in a hospital since January 2017 after authorities found him wandering around in a confused state at Chongqing railway station.

Hospital officials were unable to identify the man and it was only after they contacted a facial recognition firm for assistance that a breakthrough was made.

Sunglasses to track citizens

Chinese police have a special sunglasses with built-in facial recognition.

As local media report, the glasses are being tested at the busy train stations of Zhengzhou, where they scanned travelers. Police say the sunglasses have already been used to capture seven suspects wanted in major cases, as well as 26 individuals traveling under false identities.

Reunite lost pets with owners

As you can see face recognition is a very useful tool for police but even pets could be found with this technology.

Forever Paws Animal Shelter in Fall River is working to get lost pets back to their owners with the help of a high-tech app and website.

“There’s this software, Finding Rover, that uses facial recognition to match lost animals to stray animals that are in shelters, animal control or veterinarians,” shelter director Casey Fredette said.

Finding Rover is funded by the Petco Foundation and is free to use. People can upload photos of their pet or an animal they found.

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Top 5 Cases Proving Face Recognition Technology Already Works - Here's How It Helps Police
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Despite face recognition technologies scare us as Big brother may watching no matter where we are, as for now, there are several cases where this futuristic tool was very useful. Nexter.org gathered five different stories about how face recognition tech helped people. 
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