20 Apr US Army Develops AI Facial Recognition That Can See Through Walls
In a recently released white paper, Army Research Laboratory (ARL) scientists Benjamin S. Riggan, Nathaniel J. Short, and Shuowen Hu revealed the military efforts to develop AI facial recognition technology which will enable identification using thermal imaging devices.
It is said that the technology will not necessarily have to be built into the device to be used in real time. Rather, the AI will only review post-mission footage of thermal imaging devices capable of “seeing” through walls or in the dark. Even then, the AI will only review and match imagery including known persons of interest.
The Army says the technology will be used to aid battlefield detection and assist soldiers with identifying enemy VIPs or individuals on government watch lists. However, it was pointed out that science and technology regulation in the US is largely void of leadership which gives rise to fears that the technology might be used against the American public.
Source: The Next Web