Facial recognition “could be a valuable tool in finding your next job”

A technology company in the UK is developing facial recognition software for sale to businesses. The technology would be able to recognise and then match an individual, even if the person is trying to…

A technology company in the UK is developing facial recognition software for sale to businesses. The technology would be able to recognise and then match an individual, even if the person is trying to throw off detection, such as by covering their face with paper.

National Biometric Management has spent the last three years working on the technology, which will also be able to recognise objects such as a child’s suitcase or an elderly person who is being washed. The technology would also be able to record individuals for 1,000 years.

The technology has apparently not yet been used for a date. However, if a company used it for a lads’ night in, or to match sets of twins who are looking for love, it could be a lucrative market.

Although it may seem like a strange and invasive way to use facial recognition technology, it is already in use, for example, in a number of UK prisons, which are able to eliminate “snitching” from their internal networks and let repeat offenders join other prisoners for family gatherings without their immediate neighbours learning of their crimes.

Unlike many facial recognition systems at airports, where your best chance of avoiding detection is to stick to the departure line and not move too fast, NBM’s facial recognition system would help employers identify job applicants who may have the potential to do bad things. With a name, that is.

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