The FBI's $1 Billion Face Recognition Project Proceeding as Scheduled
The FBI's $1 billion Next Generation Identification (NGI) programme is proceeding on schedule and should be fully launched by 2014. It's already in use in several states as test pilots, including Michigan, Hawaii, Maryland, and possibly Oregon.
NGI expands the FBI’s IAFIS criminal and civil fingerprint database to include multimodal biometric identifiers such as iris scans, palm prints, face-recognition-ready photos, and voice data, and makes that data available to other agencies at the state and federal levels.
- Identifying fugitives and missing persons in FR systems
- Identifying unknown persons of interest from images (1:N)
- Tracking subjects movements to/from critical events (e.g., 9/11)
- Conducting automated surveillance at lookout locations
- Identifying subjects in public datasets
- Identifying subjects from images in seized systems
- Verifying mug shots against National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) records (1:1)
- Controlling access
Here's one graphic in the FBI powerpoint:
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