“In the US, the government is planning to deploy face recognition at 20 airports by 2021.
In June 2018, the suspect in the shooting at a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, was identified using facial recognition technology. 55% of Americans indeed approve the use of facial recognition for public safety.
Last year, the police of New Delhi has been able to find 3,000 missing children in just four days thanks to a new facial recognition system.
In China, the police has been partnering with SenseNets, a company developing a facial recognition software, to bring charges against people involved in illegal gatherings in the province of Guangdong.
Last year, Amazon’s facial recognition systems falsely matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots.”
“But AI is changing all of this, and adding tools which make the arsenal owned by e-commerce companies look archaic. Many malls in India and abroad are already adopting AI services which allow them to learn who the customer actually is.
The cameras installed in the malls are performing face recognition, and matching it back to the available database, where very rich and contextual information is stored about the customers.
Companies like Inkers are providing advanced retail analytics to offline retain chains which can tell retailers whether the customer walking in is a high-value customer or not, or whether he/she is walking in with the family, or the kind of stores visited prior to visiting their store, or even whether they came in a luxury car or simply walked in.
AI is bringing a new battlefield for the e-commerce players and AI analytics are helping offline retailers fight back.
“Smart Service Robot from New Era AI Robotic is an Android device focused on customer service. It is designed to welcome and provide information to customers of commercial establishments like, shops or public administration offices.
Meanwhile, Robotelf Technologies is introducing the latest version of Robelf, a home security robot. Incorporating surveillance guards and voice, vision and position sensors, its facial recognition technology allows it to detect the presence of strangers inside the home. It can then provide status alerts in real-time to the home owner’s mobile phone.
Developed by Nuwa Robotics, Kebbi combines robotics and artificial intelligence. The maker claims its most significant characteristic is the ability to understand body language or teach English or other subjects like programming. The device is able to recognise the face and voice of each member of the family allowing it to receive orders.”