Advanced facial recognition launched with future traffic enforcement potential

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Corsight AI, a leading facial recognition technology provider, announced today the launch of its new facial recognition technology, which is able to work even under the most challenging conditions, overcoming common issues such as face coverings and poor weather.

The technology can even operate through car windshields – opening up the possibility that it could one day be used in conjunction with traditional ALPR enforcement to automatically identify the driver of a vehicle.

In the transport space, Corsight it currently used by airport authorities to gain early warning pertaining to persons of interest that may be approaching the airport and also at car park entrances of buildings of critical national infrastructure. The use case here is that only authorised people are allowed entry to the site or the car park. Therefore, the camera is matching against a watch list of authorised personnel.

“Corsight is not currently used in traffic enforcement, but there is no reason why it could not be,” a spokesperson told Traffic Technology International. “Tests have been performed at over 100km per hour and obtained good results.”
While challenges such as reflection, light glare, shaded windscreens and visors are still present, with a camera mounted at the correct position Corsight is already performing accurate facial recognition on people in cars.

The commercial launch follows Corsight’s recent NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) rating, which ranked Corsight as the top performing Western-based facial recognition company. Powered by Autonomous AI, the most advanced artificial intelligence system with more than 250 patents, Corsight’s facial recognition technology exceeds the human brain’s ability to register and accurately identify individuals, regardless of whether they are wearing a protective face mask or other covering, whether they are in low-light or extreme weather conditions, or if photos are taken at acute angles or of large crowds. The technology is camera and hardware agnostic, easily integrating with any existing security system.

Corsight’s facial recognition technology is the only one on the market that allows for a more comprehensive and accurate detection of identifying features; thereby driving down false positives and enhancing accuracy for users. For example, global societal norms have drastically shifted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in light of the role that masks play to slow down the spread of disease.

All individuals are generally required to wear a protective face covering while in public, however that guidance has created a strain on how local law enforcement, government agencies, airports, retailers, and more continue to ensure top-notch security of individuals. Protective face coverings have traditionally caused difficulty for existing facial recognition technologies, resulting in incorrect identifications. However, now with the commercial availability of Corsight’s facial recognition technology, accurate facial recognition is possible, regardless of if a person is wearing a protective face covering.

“In today’s unusual environment, there is no higher priority than protecting citizens around the world from harm,” said Rob Watts, CEO of Corsight. “We have developed a silver bullet with this technology, proving that facial recognition technology is a force for good. From helping identify dementia patients to protecting victims of domestic abuse, our technology, thanks to its speed and accuracy, can help change not only how organizations currently leverage facial recognition, but how society perceives it, too. We want to change the narrative surrounding the technology and help demonstrate how community-based deployment can be positive for all.”

In addition to real-time detection, Corsight’s technology also provides local law enforcement, transportation and government agencies, airports, retail outlets, banks and more with forensic video analysis that can analyze hours of video in minutes. Investigators receive a comprehensive summary of the person of interest’s actions and locations that can help inform next steps in the investigations.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs in charge of public agencies around the world as well as chairmen and CEOs of multinational transportation technology corporations. Tom's early career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).