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This start-up plays the good cop by helping trace India's lost children

Gurugram-based Staqu uses AI-powered facial recognition and other innovations to achieve this end; Over 60,000 kids go missing each year, and 50% of those missing till 2016 remain untraced

This start-up plays the good cop by helping trace India's lost children
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Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
In the American science-fiction crime drama series ‘Person of Interest,’ an artificial intelligence machine analyses government surveillance data to predict individuals who will be involved in a crime, whether as a victim or a perpetrator. What Gurugram-based startup Staqu Technologies does has an uncanny similarity to that reel world machine. It has developed a technology that enables the search for missing people in the country through AI-powered facial recognition and various other innovations. 

The AI-powered solution is currently live with three state-level police departments: Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. It carries a database of more than 12,000 people that are

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 1:42 PM IST

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