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Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

AP  |  Beijing 

A Chinese has begun selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they walk, enabling identification when faces are hidden from cameras.

Already used on the streets of and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a push to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven across

Huang Yongzhen, the of Watrix, said its system can identify people from up to 50 meters (165 feet) away, even with their backs turned or faces covered. This can fill a gap in facial recognition, which needs close-up, high-resolution views of a person's face to work.

also use to identify people in crowds and nab jaywalkers. Not everyone is comfortable with such

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 09:20 IST
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