FBI Seeks Video Recognition Technology to Automatically ID Suspects

NextGov.com

The FBI is weighing the use of video recognition technology to quickly identify suspects, even if all the camera has captured is a perpetrator’s limp or fraying blue baseball cap.

Think of it as automated police lineups for the YouTube generation.

While investigators manually scoured video to identify the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, smart-video surveillance would scan crime scene footage against tapes of known people, places and objects to derive names and possible whereabouts.

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