Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 51

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FEATURE: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES No hiding place: AR is identifying criminals in public places Visual identification of suspects in public places has always been a tricky art with those wanted by authorities hiding in crowded places to mask their presence. Now with the development of Augmented Reality there is no hiding place for criminals intent on avoiding law enforcement agencies. Enterprises operating public events can also benefit from the new technology with their security personnel now able to make events in crowded stadiums safer. A ugmented Reality is giving a serious boost to law enforcement agencies in their ability to identify those wanted by the authorities in the UAE. Not only that but the technology can also boost businesses that hold large scale public events by helping security personnel track down those who represent a danger to the public. Dubai-based software developer and solutions provider NNTC has partnered with American firm Vuzix to supply security personnel in the UAE with the world’s first-ever, fully autonomous AI-powered face recognition system – NNTC’s iFalcon Face Control Mobile. 50 Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, powered by NNTC’s trademark technology, have been deployed to multiple security operations. Engineered specifically for law enforcement officers and security personnel, the solution allows wearers to discretely scan faces in a crowd and compare them against a comprehensive offline database of violators, missing people and suspects. Dmitry Doshaniy, General Manager at NNTC, said: “Our software employs a face recognition algorithm that has been ranked very INTELLIGENTCIO 51