Tokyo may use facial recognition for security at the 2020 Olympics

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While the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are just around the corner, attention is already turning to the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan as reports indicate that facial recognition will be used as a security measure at those games.

Over the Christmas holiday, the Japan Times reported that sources confirmed the technology would be used to “streamline the entry of athletes, officials and journalists to the games venues.”

While spectators won’t be subject to the recognition treatment, the number of people from the groups that will be screened with facial recognition could total anywhere between 300,000 and 400,000, according to the Times report. The extra layer of security will come on top of ID cards that will also be handed out to those participants.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable AI Feed

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