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NEC says new facial recognition system isn’t stopped by masks

NEC says new facial recognition system isn't stopped by masks

NEC says face masks aren’t an obstacle to its facial recognition tech. 

The Japanese company (via Reuters) claims its new facial recognition system can identify people with face masks in less than one second, with an accuracy rate higher than 99.9 percent. 

The system works by closely examining the parts of a person’s face not covered by a mask, such as the eyes and surrounding areas. It does require the person to submit a photo in advance, though. 

According to assistant manager of NEC’s digital platform division Shinya Takashima, who spoke with Reuters, the technology was introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more…

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