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Facial Recognition Turned to Chickens in China

Facial Recognition Turned to Chickens in China

Facial recognition technology is used more widely in China than perhaps any other country, but soon it will be for the birds: A farming insurance company says it’s planning to use the technology to identify chickens. The firm is an arm of ZhongAn Online; as South China Morning Post reports, the company recently pioneered the…

You Can Finally Track Lemurs With Facial Recognition

You Can Finally Track Lemurs With Facial Recognition

Researchers are hoping that facial recognition could be used to help study lemurs and ultimately assist in conservation efforts for the endangered animals, reports MSU Today. It turns out that the same principles of biometric identification used to identify humans can also be applied to lemurs – and now they have. Renowned biometrics expert Anil…

New Warning System Uses ‘Facial Recognition’ for Sharks

New Warning System Uses ‘Facial Recognition’ for Sharks

Australia’s New South Wales government is testing out a new shark detection system at one of its most popular beaches. Called Clever Buoy, the system uses a combination of sonar and biometric technology to monitor the water for any potentially threatening sharks. The system deploys a multi-beam sonar sensor down into the water beneath a…

Bovine Biometrics to Help Indian Farmers

Bovine Biometrics to Help Indian Farmers

Surat-based Biomatiques Identification Solutions has developed a retina scanning system for cows. It’s the product of an Andhra Pradesh state initiative aligned with India’s Digital India program, with various regional IT leaders seeking innovative solutions for e-governance and smart cities. Biomatiques’ solution is aimed at farmers, helping them to accurately identify and keep track of their…