Facial Recognition Technology Works in the Dark

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35441
Published November 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Thermal cameras like forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensors are actively deployed on aerial and ground vehicles, in watch towers, and at check points for surveillance purposes. More recently, thermal cameras have become available for use as body-worn cameras. The ability to perform automatic face recognition at night using such thermal cameras is beneficial for informing a soldier that an individual is someone of interest, like someone who may be on a watch list.