May 28, 2022

Report From Japan: “NEC Promotes its State-of-the-Art Face-Recognition Technology”

From The Japan Times

NEC Corp. is focusing on the development and spread of its facial recognition technology.

There is a rising demand for such safety measures to be implemented during sports events and other occasions due to terrorist attacks stretching across the globe.

The electronics giant is hoping that the use of similar technology will become more widespread in Japan ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, but there are some lingering concerns, such as a need of consideration for privacy rights.


In a task calling for identifying specific individuals in the imagery of a crowd–something that used to be difficult until recently–NEC showed a failure rate of only 15 percent, less than half the error rate for a non-Japanese company that ranked second.

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See Also: Internet Archive’s TV News Archive Launches Experimental Alert Service Using Facial Recognition (July 19, 2017)

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