Britain’s police are using facial-recognition technology to help them track down those who have taken part in the riots that struck London this week.
Reportedly, after London’s riots, facial recognition technology has been considered to be used for London 2012 Games. According to a police official, pictures of the potential rioters are being saved for this purpose with the Scotland Yard. This technique is being employed to facilitate the crackdown process of potential rioters, who have created one of the most awful turbulence in Britain. But along with this technique, law enforcement agencies are utilizing several other tactics and, in the words of the police official, “a lot of tools are being used to hunt down these criminals, and that’s just one of them’.
The use of this technology has been confirmed by another police official as well. According to him, this technology is pretty convenient and normally used for hunting down dangerous criminals.
Police has publicized more than two dozen photos and videos on Flicker, which is already swamped with thousands of photos and videos. A few of these pictures have been printed on Britain’s strident tabloid press. The pictures, on Flicker, do not have a good resolution, since they have, mostly, been taken by the CCTV cameras. However, those, taken by the police investigation teams, have much better picture quality.
Lately, several improvements have been introduced into this facial recognition technology. According to reports, the technology is much more capable now and can work rather effectively. This technology, after getting upgraded, has demonstrated satisfactory results regarding identifying the suspects through images, taken by surveillance teams, and cell phones.