The Met police are apparently testing out facial recognition in London this week, the tests will be conducted at a number of locations in London.
These trials will take place near Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, the tests will be run for about eight hours a day.
“The Met is currently developing the use of live facial recognition technology and we have committed to ten trials during the coming months. We are now coming to the end of our trials when a full evaluation will be completed.
“We continue to engage with many different stakeholders, some who actively challenge our use of this technology. In order to show transparency and continue constructive debate, we have invited individuals and groups with varying views on our use of facial recognition technology to this deployment.”
You can find out more details about the Met Police testing out facial recognition in London at the link below, the use of the technology has come under criticism from privacy campaigners.
Source Met Police, Ars Technica
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