NEC Facial Recognition

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A facial recognition system will be used for the first time across an Olympics as organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games in Tokyo. NEC’s NeoFace technology will be customized to monitor every accredited person, which includes athletes, officials, staff and media, at more than 40 venues, games villages and media centers. This is being put in place to eliminate entry with forged IDs, reduce congestion at accredited waiting lines and reduce athletes’ stress under the warm weather. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

“The facial images of every accredited person for the Olympics and Paralympics will be collected after the approval process and stored in a database to be used to verify identities at accreditation check points. NEC says its biometric identification technology is used at airports and elsewhere in 70 countries, including Japan,” reports Yahoo News.