Singapore Set to Test Facial Recognition Cameras on Lampposts
GovTech is a government agency in Singapore which has taken the charge on a project called “Lamppost-as-a-Platform” which is set to start next year. The project is about planning to install cameras over lampposts in Singapore with facial recognition software. It would be done to help the official authorities in identifying faces in the crowd which could help in terror incidents.
“As part of the LaaP trial, we are testing out various kinds of sensors on the lampposts, including cameras that can support backend facial recognition capabilities,” a spokesperson for GovTech said. “These capabilities may be used for performing crowd analytics and supporting follow-up investigation in event of a terror incident.”
Some people have expressed concerns over how it could be categorized as invasion of privacy but the program has promised that the technology will not be used to invade privacy rather help the nation grow and improve upon people’s lives as well as safety. Technology like this is already in use in cities like Shanghai and Beijing. New York and London also use video surveillance networks.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org