Scotland

NextGate to Upgrade NHS Scotland Patient ID System

NextGate to Upgrade NHS Scotland Patient ID System

NextGate has won a contract with NHS National Services Scotland to upgrade the national healthcare service’s patient identity management system. The company will upgrade NHS Scotland’s Community Health Index to its MatchMetrix EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index) platform, which will take over the issuance of healthcare ID numbers for Scottish citizens. The platform will support…

Google Solicits Scots for Better Speech Recognition

Google Solicits Scots for Better Speech Recognition

Google is trying to better understand Scottish speech. The company recently posted a request for Scots to record a series of phrases that it will use to improve its speech recognition technology. Google says the work will take about three hours to complete, and it will pay for the work—£27 for adult participants and £30 for…

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

The Scottish Government says it will not finance a facial recognition system for soccer stadiums. It’s a blow to plans first announced last month, when the Scottish Professional Football League put forward the idea as a security measure in the wake of unruly fan behavior; the idea would be to use it to automatically flag…

Facial Recognition Considered to Curb Soccer Hooliganism

Facial Recognition Considered to Curb Soccer Hooliganism

Facial recognition technology may be introduced to Scottish soccer stadiums as a means of addressing soccer club fans’ unruly conduct. The idea came up during a meeting of the Scottish Professional Football League, with its 42 members considering the proposal in the wake of complaints over fans singing sectarian songs and setting off pyrotechnics in…

Police Scotland Investigated Over Use of Facial Recognition

Police Scotland Investigated Over Use of Facial Recognition

Police Scotland is coming under intense scrutiny for its use of facial recognition technology. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has tasked the HM Inspector of Constabulary to investigate the police service’s use of the biometric technology to determine whether it has broken the law and violated civil liberties. The development follows Police Scotland’s recent admission to…