Economy November 15, 2019 | 9:19 am

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Dominican Republic embraces Chinese facial recognition tech despite US concern

Santo Domingo.- At a time of wide concern in the United States on the use of Chinese surveillance and facial recognition technologies, the Dominican Government said Thurs. that it’s expanding the surveillance camera system with equipment acquired from several suppliers, in acquisitions “which are carried out with total transparency.”

The 911 National Emergency Service said the facial recognition cameras, referred to by US Senator Marco Rubio, and donated by China, have been used to strengthen the security system and citizen surveillance.

Technology specialist, Hiddekel Morrison, told Listin Diario that this type of video surveillance system allows the application of more intelligent security.

“This incorporates a set of records of what is recorded as facial biometric recognition, we talk about biometrics…, that is measured; and this facial recognition is one of the most common components in the most recent generations of video surveillance cameras.”

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