Former Israeli Colonel Danny Tirza says his company, Yuzmot Limited, is developing body cameras that will allow police mobs to quickly identify suspects, “even if someone is wearing a face mask. “Such cameras are usually used by the police,” he said. These cameras are mounted on his uniform, which records the arrest process of any accused so that the evidence can be examined later with the help of this video.
The use of facial recognition technology by security enforcement agencies has drawn worldwide criticism. US technical companies are reluctant to provide this technology to the police as it could endanger privacy. However, others like Tirza emphasize the ability to track down criminals and missing persons with the help of this technology, “so that the police will know in time who they are facing.”
, a 63-year-old Jewish resident of the Occupied West Bank, told the French news agency that he hopes to use the technology of Corsite AI, a Tel Aviv-based company, soon. These body cameras made from can be used. With the help of these cameras, the wanted people in the crowd can be identified, whether someone is wearing a mask, or has put make-up on their face. With this technology, human beings can be identified from decades old images. Terza says no partnership agreement has yet been reached between his company Yuzmot and Corsite.
Rob Watts, CEO of Corsite, said without confirming any details or agreement that his company is working with 230 “groups” around the world who have incorporated facial recognition software into cameras. Is.
According to Watt, the technology can be used for various tasks, such as creating a database of customers, which employees of the company can enter the office building, or people entering the stadium with tickets, and the police. Search for suspects and fugitives. He said Australian and British police were already working on a trial of the technology.
According to market research firm Mordor Intelligence, the facial recognition technology industry was valued at about سات 3.7 billion in 2020, which could reach اع 11.6 billion by 2026.
Criticism of the use of facial recognition Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM have already imposed temporary or permanent bans on the sale of facial recognition programs to security agencies.
France last month ordered a US company called Clear View AI to delete data linked to its citizens. According to French agencies, the use of images collected from the Internet to create facial recognition data is a violation of privacy laws.
In response, Rob Watts said his company would not sell the technology to China, Russia or Myanmar because of human rights and ethics. “We want to use fashion recognition as a positive force.”
Israeli spy software has a long history of surveillance technology developed in Israel. The NSO group was formed by former Israeli military intelligence officers. The same group developed Pegasus spyware, which can be used to spy on mobile phones. US officials blacklisted NSO in November. Apple and Facebook filed a lawsuit against the company after the spyware was discovered on the mobile phones of journalists and critics. The NSO says Pegasus complies with the export rules of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
The Palestinian Face Database also criticizes Israeli facial recognition software. In November last year, ex-Israeli soldiers said they had photographed thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron or Hebron to create a database for facial recognition.
Similarly, in 2020, Microsoft split from the Israeli face recognition company AnyVision, which was allegedly involved in monitoring Palestinians. The company is now called Oosto and works with Israeli security agencies and private companies around the world.
Nadeem Nashef, a Palestinian digital rights activist, says the use of facial recognition technology has strengthened Israel’s “control” over the Palestinians and increased its grip on public places. But Terza supports the use of this technology at checkpoints. “The main goal is to reduce the conflict between soldiers and civilians,” he said.