French debate on facial recognition

Nice has the most cameras in France

After trial’s 100% success rate

The use of facial recognition in police video surveillance is under consideration by the government after a trial this year had a reported 100% success rate.

A Nice mairie source told Con­nexion that a trial during the Carnival in February successfully identified eight people who had volunteered to give their photos.

It did not flag up anyone who was not part of the trial.

The system, based on software from a Monaco company, even picked up a person wearing ...

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