Police in China have acquired glasses with a scanner of persons to detect criminals and scammers.
What is known
Chinese law enforcement agencies have long been using this technology. For all time they managed to catch seven people who belong to criminal groups and 26 with false passports. It is noteworthy that the device database is stored not in the "cloud", but on a separate device.
The device was fitted by the German company LLVision Technology Co., which specializes in portable video equipment. "Smart glasses" are not sold for civilians and are supplied only to law enforcement officers. In LLVision stated that this is a test sample that recognizes a person for 100 milliseconds from a database of 10 thousand people. At the same time, the company's executive director Wu Fei added that accuracy is deteriorating due to "ambient noise".
Not everyone is happy
Not everyone likes this technology. For example, researcher William Nee believes that this can lead to total surveillance of Chinese citizens.
"Potentially, giving each policeman the technology of recognizing faces in sunglasses, this can lead to total surveillance in China," Ni said.
Chinese scientists are working to upload information about 1.3 billion people in China to the device's database.