The Police National Database (PND)

I spent a year following facial recognition’s rapid roll-out across the UK for BBC News. So-called “live”or “automated” systems are capable of instantly matching people who walk past a camera against a database of file photos. For the two police forces testing the technology, South Wales Police and the Met, that database is often drawn…

Facial Recognition and “ethnicity”

[This post was updated on 22nd May 2018 to include NtechLab’s response] Late on Friday I tweeted the following screenshot: When I came back after the weekend it had been retweeted 11,000 times, which is a new experience for me. The company concerned is the Russian firm Ntech. They’re very good at facial rec, by…