Civic engagement app launches facial recognition feature to identify politicians

Civic engagement app launches facial recognition feature to identify politicians

An app has been launched for iPhone and Android which identifies public figures with facial recognition to improve civic engagement. The CVX Civic Engagement app’s “Name to a Face” feature compares an image in a photo taken by the user to a database of public officials with AI and machine learning to identify prominent U.S. politicians.

The CVX database includes all members of the Senate and House of Representatives, the President, Vice President, and all 50 state governors, and “several” candidates will be added ahead of the upcoming midterm elections in November.

“While there is an abundance of energy and enthusiasm amongst Americans to engage with their government, the actual process can still be intimidating,” says the app’s creator, CVX Technology Founder Russ Jowell. “Our app aims to make government and civic data easier for everyone to access and analyze so that they can be better equipped to take meaningful actions for change.”

CVX also provides contact information for elected local, state, and federal officials, allows users to search and track legislation in all 50 states and at the federal level, and to view upcoming elections and candidates.

The “Name to a Face” feature is available now for iPhone, and is expected to reach the Android app soon.

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