FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America
Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognitionproject that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars.
New Scientist reports that a 2010 study found technology used by NGI to be accurate in picking out suspects from a pool of 1.6 million mug shots 92 percent of the time. The system was tested on a trial basis in the state of Michigan earlier this year, and has already been cleared for pilot runs in Washington, Florida and North Carolina. Now according to this week’s New Scientist report, the full rollout of the program has begun and the FBI expects its intelligence infrastructure to be in place across the United States by 2014.
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