At the beginning of 2020, in the streets of Moscow they started a project of mass surveillance in public spaces through NtechLab facial recognition.
A total amount of 12.5 million people are constantly being under the NtechLab surveillance system thanks to 175,000 cameras which were already installed in the Russian Capital City.
NtechLab CEO Alexey Minin told Forbes magazine reporters that “This new live facial recognition system is the largest in the world”.
Thanks to NtechLab, they will now be able to detect faces and recognize those individuals who are in police databases to guarantee public safety.
Video images are removed always 5 days after any incident occurs, unless the police or request them. No biometric data of any citizen is stored either.
Live facial recognition technology enables identifying individuals in a large crowd in less than a second and then checking their details against the police criminals database in real time.
The system allows identifying people, even if they are wearing makeup, have a half-covered face, wear glasses or if they have a beard. Furthermore, the algorithm counts people, determines their gender and age, and even their emotions.
It uses neural networks to evaluate identity matches, which reduces the racial bias flaws that have been criticized in other facial recognition systems.
NtechLab Technology scored the best result in the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology of the USA), and the first place in theI ARPA (Activity of Advanced Research Projects of Intelligence of the USA) Agency Contest, among others.
At Ntechlab they also own FindFace, a Russian Facebook-like application you can use to take a photo of a stranger, upload that and thus find the profile of the person you are looking for.
Kimaldi is a NtechLab authorized distributor, and we market FindFace SDK.
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