“Minority Report” Scanners Are Coming: Company Receives $15 Million to Develop Long-Range Facial Recognition Technology
by Peter Murray
May 23rd, 2011
Ever heard of a company called Digital Signal Corporation? Neither had I.
Well, remember the movie “Minority Report,” how cameras everywhere would scan Tom Cruise, instantly recognizing him to either welcome him into the shopping mall or send the cops after him? The same sort of facial recognition technology is exactly what Digital Signal Corporation is into–except these guys are for real.
Marketwire recently reported that DSC received $15 million to develop three dimensional long-range biometric facial recognition technology.
Hmm, I wonder what exactly DSC’s technology will be used for? Makes me think of the cameras being mounted on more and more police cars that are able to record virtually every license plate that passes by. Will facial recognition devices be used to keep track of everyone that goes to a baseball game, the supermarket, or a political rally? The DSC website doesn’t offer any information about what their cameras can do. There’s pretty much nothing there except a picture of a guy staring you down like “he knows…HE KNOWS!” In an attempt to get past the guy, I searched for a link, but found none. I eventually saw this: “Our website is currently under construction.”