Now that the general public knows that they are being watched, may as well reinforce that with confirmation. No need to worry, right? You’ve done nothing wrong.
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For years, we’ve been hearing about how facial recognition software will help solve crime.
Privacy concerns aside, this is the idea: If a criminal is caught committing an offense on surveillance footage, the technology could theoretically scan the person’s face and produce a positive ID based on mug shots or DMV photos.
But the technology is getting smarter.
In Chicago, the tech was used—for the first time in the city’s history—to find a crook and lock him up in prison.