Facial recognition tech traces 3,000 missing kids in India

May 07, 2018, 8:12 AM EDT
(Source: Azri Azahar/flickr)
(Source: Azri Azahar/flickr)

Within just four days of its launch, a new facial recognition system in India has helped police in tracing about 3,000 missing children, showing how the technology could serve as a potent weapon against human trafficking in the country that has over 200,000 kids missing.

The system, called TrackChild, gleaned thousands of photographs from a government database of missing children and compared with the images of kids lodged in child care institutes, notes Analytics Insight.

Manually searching and matching the photos of missing children is an unwieldy task but facial recognition software simplifies and expedites the process significantly, reports Independent.