Ukraine offered tool to search billions of faces
A system that searches a database of billions of facial images could help Ukraine uncover Russian infiltrators, fight misinformation and identify the dead, a company has said.
Facial recognition firm Clearview AI has offered its services to Ukraine’s government.
The company says it has a searchable database of 10 billion faces sourced from the web.
But the technology has previously attracted fines from data regulators.
“I’m pleased to confirm that Clearview AI has provided its groundbreaking facial recognition technology to Ukrainian officials for their use during the crisis they are facing,” chief executive Hoan Ton-That told the BBC in a statement.
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