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NCRB proposed Automated Facial-Recognition System

Published on July 12, 2019
Current context: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has proposed to use an Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) across the country
NCRB proposed Automated Facial-Recognition System

Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS):

  • AFRS a national database of photos and videos of people’s faces is a component of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS)
  • NCRB will use CCTV footage, newspaper photos, sketches etc. to identify missing people, criminals, and dead bodies
  • Neural networks”, an artificial intelligence technology is used by AFRS for pattern-finding and matching of faces
  • At present, the police have fingerprints and iris scans verification facility. AFRS will provide more accurate matching results and easier solution especially for identification amongst crowds 

Uses of AFRS:

  • Earlier, Ministry of civil aviation has used facial recognition for airport entry “DigiYatra” on a trial basis at Hyderabad airport
  • In August 2018, Telangana police launched their own system of facial recognition


Q.1 Automated Facial Recognition System, recently in the news is proposed for use by which organisation?
a. RBI
b. CBI
c. National Crime Record Bureau
d. Central Board of Direct Taxes
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