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Facial recognition in China ‘spot on’ – Met Police Federation

Facial recognition in China ‘spot on’ – Met Police Federation

Technology
By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent Facial recognition in China is "absolutely correct" and "spot on", the head of the Metropolitan Police Federation has said, calling for it to be deployed in London "on a 24-hour basis".Ken Marsh, who is chairman of the Metropolitan Police staff association, said he believed the "fantastic" technology could be used to catch criminals and terrorists. Mr Marsh gave the example of the 2017 London Bridge attack, when police lost track of the terrorists in the aftermath of the killings.He said: "Facial recognition, if it was pointed in certain areas in London on a 24-hour basis, could pick these individuals up… if we could have stopped that I'm all for this."The Chinese government has invested heavily in facial ...