Intel has revealed it will be rolling out a large-scale facial recognition technology system at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The tech giant has unveiled details of its work with NEC that will see the latter’s NeoFace technology deployed across the Japanese capital in time for next year’s summer sporting extravaganza.
The two companies will be teaming up on a “large-scale face recognition system” that will look to speed up the time it takes for athletes, coaches, volunteers and media to be processed through security checkpoints.
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Intel says that will be used to ensure a smooth and secure identification process for the 300,000 or so accredited people attendees at Tokyo 2020, cutting down possible ID fraud and reducing long wait times for ID checks.
“This is a first,” said Rick Echevarria, general manager of Intel’s Olympics Program, “this is the first time that facial recognitiontechnology is going to be used for this purpose at the Olympic Games.”
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