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FBI Not Digging Facial Recognition Technologies

We've seen time and time again in movies of advanced security systems that utilize facial recognition systems to verify the identity of people. But it seems that kind of technology is still out of reach and now deemed unfeasible by the FBI.

According to the Register, James A. Loudermilk II, a senior level technologist at the FBI, said that other forms of prints, such as palmprints and footprints, could be the next level of identification after fingerprints.

While facial recognition is still something the FBI would like to include in its fight against crime, it said that the software doesn't yet exist that can provide highly reliable verification.

Loudermilk said that the FBI has been looking into facial recognition since 1963, but it didn't invest heavily into the technology then, and it won't be investing now.