BrainChip AI software helps police search video for identifying patterns or faces

BrainChip Holdings Ltd. has released the artificial intelligence-powered BrainChip Studio, which is designed to help law enforcement and intelligence organizations rapidly search enormous amounts of video footage for identifying patterns or faces. Leveraging spiking neural network technology, a type of neuromorphic computing that simulates the functionality of the human visual tract, BrainChip Studio is able to work on low resolution video and requires only a 24×24 pixel image to detect and classify faces. The software includes advanced facial detection, extraction,

Facial recognition technology coming to police body cameras

Motorola Solutions will soon add machine learning capabilities to its police body cams, which will help officers find objects and missing people, according to a report by Engadget. The body cam developer is currently working on a prototype device with deep learning startup Neurala, which recently integrated its software with drones to identify poachers in Africa. According to a report in Defense One, Neurala founder Massimiliano Versace has created patent-pending image recognition and machine learning technology similar to other machine

Digital Barriers releases live facial recognition system for body-worn cameras

Digital Barriers has released SmartVis Identifier, which the company calls the world’s first live facial recognition system for body worn law enforcement cameras. The company integrated its EdgeVis and SmartVis technologies to provide defense, security and law enforcement agencies with real-time facial recognition against multiple watchlists and databases. The SmartVis facial recognition technology, which was previously available for standard smartphones, has now been adapted to run live on Digital Barriers’ body worn cameras designed for frontline law enforcement. Combined with

WSU researchers using body cams, biometrics and machine learning to improve policing

Criminal justice experts at Washington State University (WSU) are developing new technology comprised of advanced scientific tools and techniques to improve police–community relations, officer training and public safety, according to the university’s website. Researchers at the university’s new Complex Social Interaction (CSI) laboratory are using body-worn cameras, data analytics, biometrics and machine learning to examine the various factors that influence interactions between police and community members. The research team, led by David Makin, assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology,

South Wales Police in the UK uses NEC facial recognition system

NEC has provided a facial recognition system for South Wales Police in the UK through NEC Europe Ltd., which uses the company’s flagship facial recognition software platform NeoFace Watch. The software is used for real-time CCTV surveillance, as well as still image and recorded video face search, which acts as a security measure in crowded locations, such as airports and stadiums. The police force has deployed NeoFace Watch using CCTV cameras installed on several police vehicles. It is using the

Vigilant Solutions to recognize innovative police use of LPR, facial recognition tech

Vigilant Solutions is now accepting nominations for its annual Best in Force award, an award recognizing law enforcement’s innovative use of license plate recognition (LPR) and/or facial recognition technology. The winning agency will be announced in October at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and will receive a $5,000 donation to the agency’s Fallen Officer Fund or another fund of their choice. “Every day we hear from agencies the stories of how they are leveraging LPR

Independent organization to investigate Scottish police’s use of biometric data

A new independent group will begin investigating the Scottish police’s use of acquiring and storing of citizens’ biometric data, including mugshots, fingerprints and DNA samples, according to a report by The Herald. The move comes a couple months after reports that Scottish police began considering implementing new technology that could compare fingerprints left at murder scenes against a national biometrics database using a mobile phone. The group will be headed by John Scott QC, whose previous work led to Police

UIDAI declining multiple requests by police to share Indian citizens’ biometrics

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, has declined multiple requests from all law enforcement agencies, including the Delhi Police, for biometrics of citizens for criminal investigations, according to a report by The Indian Express. Investigating agencies such as CBI and NIA have been repeatedly requesting the details of Aadhaar cardholders including their biometrics, UIDAI said. UIDAI Deputy Director General Rajesh Kumar Singh has written to the heads of each agency, ordering them

Washington County Sheriff’s Office using Amazon facial recognition to ID suspects

In an Amazon guest blog post, Chris Adzima, a senior Information systems analyst for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, discussed how his team uses AWS for facial recognition as well as Amazon Rekognition as a crime-solving tool to identify persons of interest. In its initial testing of AWS and Amazon Rekognition, Washington County Sheriff’s Office uploaded 300,000 mugshots from as far back as 2001, which were stored on its jail management system (JMS), into Amazon S3. Following this upload, the

Gemalto, Caliber to provide strong authentication to law enforcement agencies

Gemalto has partnered with Caliber Public Safety (Caliber) to provide law enforcement and other government agencies with strong authentication technology to adhere to Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) policies. The companies will combine Caliber’s public safety expertise in records management with Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication Service for an extensive portfolio of cloud-based identity and data protection solutions. The combined solutions allow law enforcement and government agencies to rapidly deploy strong authentication technology to meet CJIS requirements and pass state audits. The