China police beef up arsenal with face-recognizing glasses

Feb 09, 2018, 7:15 AM EST
Glasses take just 100 milliseconds to spot the desired individual even in crowded places.
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China police have beefed up their surveillance arsenal with face-recognizing glasses powered by an algorithm that takes no more than 100 milliseconds in spotting the desired individual even in crowded places.

The glasses, digitally tethered to tablets, identify suspected criminals from passengers by matching the images with an offline database, a technique that has so far helped the police nab over two dozen people, writes Design Boom.

The technology, which involves China collecting and centralizing information of millions of people, has sparked fear that the country’s surveillance may eventually end up even more ubiquitous, notes CNET.