Facial Recognition Company Clearview AI Has Been Experimenting With Security Cameras - 2020-03-02
Clearview AI, the secretive company that's built a database of billions of photos scraped without permission from social media and the web, has been testing its facial recognition software on surveillance cameras and augmented reality glasses, according to documents seen by BuzzFeed News.
Clearview, which claims its software can match a picture of any individual to photos of them that have been posted online, has quietly been working on a surveillance camera with facial recognition capabilities. That device is being developed under a division called Insight Camera, which has been tested by at least two potential clients according to documents.
On its website — which was taken offline after BuzzFeed News requested comment from a Clearview spokesperson — Insight said it offers "the smartest security camera" that is "now in limited preview to select retail, banking and residential buildings."