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China Deploys “SkyNet” Facial Recognition, Can Compare 3 Billion Faces Per Second

The system is able to identify 40 facial features, regardless of angles and lighting, at an accuracy rate of 99.8 percent,” reports People’s Daily. “It can also scan faces and compare them with its database of criminal suspects at large at a speed of 3 billion times a second, indicating that all Chinese people can be compared in the system within only one second.” In the past two years, over 2,000 criminals at large were reportedly apprehended by public security cameras using the system – while officials tout a June 2017 rescue of a 6-year-old girl reported missing in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region based on a photo taken several years ago……More