PUBLISHED: 08:01 01 February 2019 Liam Coleman Facial recognition technology was used in Romford town centre yesterday: Met Police Met Police Eight people were arrested during the Met’s deployment of live facial recognition technology in Romford town centre yesterday. Facial recognition technology will be used in Romford town centre in the next few days. Photo: Ken MearsThree arrests A, B and C, were as a direct result of the facial recognition technology identifying individuals wanted by police for violence offences. The other five arrests, D, E, F, G, H were proactive arrests as part of the wider operation.A -A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery. However he was later assessed as no longer wanted and released with no further action.B -A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and kidnapping and taken to an east London police station.C- A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breach of a molestation … [Read more...] about Eight arrested in Romford town centre after use of facial recognition technology
News by Press Association 30/01/2019, 5:59 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Metropolitan Police is planning to carry out tests of controversial live facial recognition technology in Romford on Thursday and Friday, as the force explores new ways to deter crime. Both days round off the Metropolitan Police Service’s trials across the capital, having previously tested the technology in areas including Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The Met said it will test out the live facial recognition technology overtly in Romford town centre for about eight hours each day, and will be making the public aware with a uniformed presence, handing out information leaflets and displaying posters. “The Met is currently developing the use of live facial recognition and our trial period is coming to an end,” said detective chief superintendent Ivan Balhatchet, strategic lead for live facial technology. “Tackling violent crime … [Read more...] about Met Police to trial live facial recognition technology in Romford
Poll PUBLISHED: 16:38 30 January 2019 Liam Coleman Facial recognition technology will be used in Romford town centre in the next few days. Photo: Ken Mears Archant Police will be trialling facial recognition technology in Romford town centre tomorrow and on Friday. This will be the final part of the Met’s trial of the technology and will take place on Thursday (January 31) and Friday (February 1).The MPS committed to carrying out 10 deployments as part of the live facial recognition trial - Eight have already taken place and the final two deployments will take place this week.As with all previous deployments, the technology will be used overtly with a clear uniformed presence and information leaflets will be distributed to the public. Posters with information about the technology will also be displayed in the area.The technology is being used in Romford as part of the Met’s ongoing efforts to reduce crime in the area, with a specific … [Read more...] about Police to trial facial recognition technology in Romford town centre
Criminals in London attempting to hoodwink the police now have a new challenge to contend with: facial recognition cameras. Dotted around Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, the cameras continuously record the faces of thousands of citizens as part of a major trial for the Metropolitan police. Built by Japanese company NEC, the NeoFace system works by analysing the faces of people on a “watch list”. It measures the structure of each face, including the distance between eyes, mouth and nose. If that face, or one similar, is spotted by cameras, police can instantly track the suspect and call them in for questioning. The Met is believed to have spent more than £200,000 on the technology... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about Can facial recognition start-ups navigate privacy concerns to seek tech riches?
The boss of software giant Microsoft has said facial recognition technology needs to be regulated, as the company weathers another storm in China. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, chief executive Satya Nadella said that self-regulation when it comes to facial recognition may not be enough as the technology grows more popular. Such tech has become a mainstay of Samsung's Galaxy and Apple's iPhone products, opting to ditch the home button in favour of more futuristic security protocols. However it has led to disputes among lawmakers and regulators alike, asking questions such as whether police should be allowed to unlock a person's phone using their face without their permission. Read more: Big tech firms spend record amount on political lobbying costs "One of the things that I feel today is, in the marketplace, there's competition. There's no discrimination between the right use and the wrong use of facial recognition," said Nadella. And while self-regulation … [Read more...] about Microsoft chief Satya Nadella calls for facial recognition regulation as Bing gets switched back on in China